Via Breda is grand and worldly, yet directly linked with its own culture and an exuberant attitude to life. Via Breda is the place to live, work, do business, shop, relax and meet up with people — and all just a stone's throw away from the historical centre of Breda. In the area surrounding the new Breda station, a second city centre is being built with international allure in a unique green railway landscape.
Breda is a welcoming, exuberant city where people like to live, work and pass their leisure time. Breda’s economic power lies in the diversity and the wide range of sectors present. Breda is also the ultimate city for living with a highly varied living environment of nature, history, culture and premium facilities. Five reasons why Breda is the place to be:
Strategically located and accessible
Breda is located at a motorway interchange, with the A16 and A27 being the most important ones. From December 2016, it takes about one hour to reach no less than four international airports from HSL station Breda: Schiphol, Rotterdam/The Hague Airport, Brussels Airport and Eindhoven Airport. In addition, Breda has its own Breda Airport, suitable for business flights, among other things.
The HOV hub optimises the accessibility of Coulissen West. The many international connections make Breda attractive both to internationally-oriented companies, students as well as tourists.
Enterprising and international
Strong clusters in the region are logistics, biobased economy, agrofood and maintenance. Thanks to its strategic location the Breda region is one of the hot-spots in the Netherlands with regard to distribution and logistics. The city is constantly at the top of the Elsevier 50 Top Locations, measured by economic performance of municipalities. Various international companies therefore have set up their Benelux headquarters in Breda. Breda is an enterprising city with a strong SME sector, responsible for almost three quarters of employment in the city. Apart from trade, healthcare, welfare services and business services are the largest employers in Breda.
Dynamic and promising
The property market in Breda is booming once again. The Belcrum district, located opposite Coulissen West, is one of the 10 most dynamic districts in the Netherlands. The municipality is highly focused on hotel, office and commercial locations. Via Breda, and Coulissen West in particular, is the focal point. The appeal of the Station District in Breda is evident: apart from international commercial parties, the Central Government Real Estate Agency has also opted for this location with new accommodation for the Tax and Customs Administration, the Zeeland-West Brabant district court, the Public Prosecution Service and the Child Care and Protection Board.
Knowledge-oriented and highly qualified
Breda is a true knowledge city with a highly qualified working population. This is partly due to the many leading educational institutions in the city with a total of about 30,000 (international) students. Institutions present in Breda include Avans University of Applied Sciences, NHTV international higher education Breda and the Dutch Military Academy. These institutions provide education at higher education and university levels, and have been assessed as the best in the Netherlands on several occasions. The highly successful International School Breda provides education to children of expats and is a good example of the ‘internationalisation’ aspect.
Exuberant and welcoming
This exuberant city offers an attractive business climate. The city cherishes its history and combines this with top-notch facilities. It’s not for nothing that Breda has been declared the best city centre of the Netherlands several times. You will find a high level of art, culture and a wide range of sports, festivals and events. In addition to these dynamics in the city centre, Breda also offers lots of room for nature and recreation. The canals, the historic country estates and the many green spaces create a pleasant living environment.