1. Your favourite coffee bar in Breda and ESN's local partner: Sowieso

Taste pure authenticity in Breda's most loved coffee bar Sowieso at the Nieuwstraat 46. Enjoy coffee brewed from the bar's own roasted blend or one of it fresh juices while your taste buds are amazed by the unique tastes of the many different sorts of cakes and pie, which are perfect for both vegan and non-vegan consumers.

Stop by the bar and get to understand why it's rated five out of five on social media. Jop, the owner, and his colleagues look forward to welcome you from Tuesday till Saturday from 9 am till 5:30 pm and on Sunday from 11 am till 5 pm.

Experience the relaxing vibe of this lovely coffee bar with our special ESNCard offer:

"Show up with the two of you and profit from a 50% discount on the second cup of coffee."

The bar can easily be identified by the ESN Star on its front door.    

2. Your favourite sports place in Breda: BRESS


BRESS Breda Student Sports is well known among students in Breda for already 28 years. With a sports offer consisting of more than 50 different sports, ranging from fitness to swimming and from horseback riding to yoga, BRESS is the sport platform for students.

At the BRESS Sportcenter, there’s something to do for everyone; you can work-out, socialize, study or just grab a drink at the sports bar. Besides their sports offer in the sports center, you can also enjoy discounts at the sport partners in Breda by showing your BRESS sports card. BRESS is more than just sports! Every month multiple activities such as sport tournaments are organized but also wine tastings, pub quizzes, salsa nights and monkeys shed. In addition to this, courses such as self-defense are also given. Check out the activities page here.

For ESN card holders, BRESS offers two "try-out BRESS" passes instead of one. Some of BRESS activities are for free, but some of them cost € 2,- including a consumption. ESN card holders can join those activities for free and will also receive the consumption. This discount only applies if they sign up for the event prior to the event date. The discount does not apply for events that costs more than € 2,-. Both discounts apply for all ESN card members, it does not matter if they are a member of BRESS or not. Furthermore, BRESS offers a 15% discount on all food and drinks purchases for ESN card holders (exception: Yammie food and drinks) . 

For the exchange students who are in Breda for one semester only, BRESS has a special offer: a 6-month membership for € 59. Those students must provide BRESS with an official evidence that they are exchange students.  


3. The non-stop party place: De Kapitein

Non-stop party in the most pleasant bar in Breda, De Kapitein. It is the perfect place to party with your group of friends and on top of that you can get many discounts with the ESNcard. The discounts include: €2,00 for tapbeer, €2,50 for a bottle of beer, €2,50 for wine, and €5,00 for a mix drink at feestcafé de Kapitein every day during the week, with an exception of Friday and Saturday. Furthermore, students with an ESNcard can have dinner for just €5,00 every Thursday. For the diner the students have to make a reservation by themselves. 

4. The best place to celebrate any occasion: Feestfabriek

Feestfabriek is a bar in Breda where ESN card holders can buy beer, soda and wine for € 1,50 only, everyday except for Saturdays. The bar offers a nice young atmosphere and many ESN events take place there. Feestfabriek is located next to Miller Time. If you want to have the ultimate party experience, Feestfabriek and Miller Time are the places. 

5. Our favourite ESN party place: Miller Time

Miller Time is a bar in Breda where ESN card holders can buy beer, soda and wine for € 1,50 only, everyday except Saturdays. ESN organises many of its main events in Miller Time such as pubcrawls, buddy drinking & social gatherings and many more. Miller Time is the best place to meet new people, gather with friends and have your best time in Breda. 

6. The party place for our ESN Tuesday Nigths: Old Dutch Sports Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy a warm welcome at Sports bar and Restaurant Old Dutch in Breda. A place to come together, to experience sport, to eat, to drink and even to work. The restaurant offers fantastic food with the freshest ingredients, all prepared from their open kitchen. Each Tuesday will be ESN Night at Old Dutch Sports Bar. During these ESN Tuesday Nights there is special discounts:

      - Beer 20 cl      €1,60  

- Soft drink      €1,70 

- Mix drinks    €3,70 

- Corona          €3,50

- Wine             €2,00 

- 2 shots          €4,00 

- Sourz shot    €1,50

- 1 meter of beer    €16,00  

If you have an ESNcard, you can enjoy discounts all week in their sports bar area on:

     - “Grote bittergarnituur”     €8,-  

     - Beer and soft drinks         €2,-

     - Wine                                €2,50

     - Tea/ Coffee                     €1,80

Discount with your ESNcard from Sunday till Thursday in the Restaurant are: 

    - All Hotdogs (8 different)   €10,-

    - Burger wrap:                      €10,-

    - Grilled ½ Chicken:            €10,-

7. The best pizzeria: Toromano

This pizzeria, located right at the heart of Breda offers a variety of delicious meals and a wonderful view to the Grote Kerk. The discounts they offer for ESNcard holders include: all pizzas + a drink of your choice are €7,50; all big kapsalons + a drink of your choice are € 6,50. The promotion is valid from Sunday till Wednesday all day and from Thursday till Saturday until 00:00

8. The favourite hairdresser: Hairjockey

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When you are up for a fresh haircut or want to have a totally new look, Hairjockey will be the right place to go! They are working with the newest products and could advice you about the latest trends! The team consist of young professional, who are updated about the latest trends! What makes the place special are the discounts that they offer you by showing your ESN card.


  • The price for a regular haircut is € 42.00 per person. If you go with a friend, you pay together € 42.00.  


  • The price for a regular haircut is € 31.50 per person. If you go with a friend, you pay together € 31.50.

Other discounts (ladies and gentlemen):

  • If you go alone, you get a 30% discount on the price of a regular haircut. Ladies will pay € 29.40 instead of € 42.00 and gentlemen will pay € 22.05 instead of € 31.50.
  • If a lady and a gentlemen go together, they pay € 42.00 euros together for regular haircuts.

9. Paaldansstudio & Dance Center

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Paaldansstudio & Dance Center is the place to be when it comes to pole dancing, workshops, dance lessons and many more. Their team of experienced sport instructors provides lessons at a high level. Students holding an ESN card can benefit from their discounts:

  • One free try-out class; 
  • 15% discount on all memberships purchased by ESN card-holders. 

You can see the different memberships, lessons and workshops they offer on their website: https://www.paaldansstudio.nl/