Student Info

Moving to Breda and getting started!

Breda is a city that comes to life when others may be asleep. The city houses two universities of applied sciences, a numerous amount of churches, a park that is integrated into the heart of the city, castles that were once sieged, a prison that now houses Ukrainians refugees, and so much more!

Aside from the many cultural and historical monuments that Breda offers, the city is also known as otherwise the best student city in The Netherlands (totally not being biased here). The fact that it is also one of the smallest cities makes it perfect for discovering all of its hidden beauties, while helping you connect with people everywhere you go. Despite the city being full of international students, the majority of the city keeps its cultural heritage ensuring that it will never only be a piece of history.

Surrounding the city are a few smaller villages, a large lake surrounded by forest (Galderse Meren), and a huge chunk of forest land. If you are looking for a place to take your mind off things, these locations are perfect. Firstly, the smaller villages give you a quieter atmosphere while still having places to see and things to do. Secondly, Galderse Meren is fascinating for Summer as you are able to dip your toes in the sand and go for a swim without having to travel all the way to the coast of The Netherlands. Lastly, the closest and largest forest in Breda - Mastbos - gives you a patch of nature that is perfect for taking a tranquil stroll in and embracing nature.

Integrated into the city is one of the largest parks in Breda. Valkenberg was only accessible to the residents of the castle and their visitors until the early 19th century. The name "Valken" ("Falcon" in English) received its name after the activity which the residents of the castle practiced - Falconry.

During the sunny days, Valkenberg is filled with students. It is highly recommended to check out this park and if you do, to bring some friends that you can socialize with.

Public Parks

Looking for housing in The Netherlands is extremely difficult. There is definitely no friendlier way to say it. So if you have not moved into Breda yet and are still looking for housing, check out these accommodations. We strongly advise that you look for housing at least 6 months before arriving in The Netherlands.

Kamernet

WonenBreburg

Klik voor Kamers

Student Housing and Accomodations

As an events committee member you will articulate and execute events, support in the realisation of the activities and are part of a team that looks for constant improvement and ideas of activities for the community!

The Integration Committee is responsible for executing  tasks related to events held by the Integration department. You will work alongside the Integration Team Lead and will  be supervised by the Integration Manager.

In the marketing committee, your job is to help promote our partners, events that ESN Breda organises, create engaging materials, and help assist with all our social media tools. You will be working closely with the events committee.

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