Activities to do in West-Brabant
Looking for a getaway in West Brabant? There is plenty to do in West Brabant. Discover beautiful nature, impressive heritage and the best activities to do in West Brabant. Live it up in a climbing forest, on a go-kart track or at a festival. Take a boat trip through West Brabant or go on a seal safari or get behind the wheel of an electric boat and explore the Biesbosch. We like to inspire you with the best tips for a day out in West Brabant, because there is more than enough to do in West Brabant!
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Get out and about West-Brabant
Looking for a bit of a thrill? Something cool for the kids or maybe something completely different? Luckily, there’s plenty of things to choose from if you’re looking to get active in West-Brabant! From the largest water park in the Netherlands and Belgium, to one of the most extensive leisure parks in the Netherlands. You’ll find everything around the corner in West-Brabant.
If you like action, you should really visit Leisure Park De Stok in Roosendaal. Young and old can indulge here. With options for skydiving, trampolining or going wild in the Playdome it’s the new Family Entertainment Centre in the Netherlands.
In West-Brabant, you can get out on the water almost anywhere. Go boating in the Biesbosch or on a canal in Breda. Go paddle-boarding in the Cruijsland Creeks or canoeing on the Steenbergsche Vliet.
Try something different! At Breda International Airport you can experience aviation in all possible ways. It has an aviation museum, the oldest skydiving club in the Netherlands, cosy restaurants where you can watch the planes or go for a scenic flight over West-Brabant!
Cultural and historical outings in West Brabant
West Brabant is a special region where a lot has happened over the centuries. Some places have a history going back more than 700 years. One of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Geertruidenberg, lies in West Brabant on the edge of the Biesbosch. Geertruidenberg and several other places are part of the Zuiderwaterlinie (Southern Water Line) that protected Holland. The first structures of the line date from the 16th century when the Spaniards knocked at the door. But there is more history than just the Zuiderwaterlinie in West Brabant. Special churches and seminaries, administrative centres and art history, you'll find it all in West Brabant. We have already listed the most popular destinations.
City walls, star-shaped dykes, bunkers and powder houses. The glorious past sings its praises in Willemstad. Visit the Mauritshuis or enjoy the many terraces along the cosy harbour. Enjoy Willemstad
Delve into the past of the Nassaus and their connection with Breda. Go back in time and discover the story of Breda's Turfschip. Enjoy the many terraces, restaurant and cafés. In short, truly Burgundian enjoyment.
The Zuiderwaterlinie in Noord-Brabant is the oldest, longest and most used Waterlinie in the Netherlands. From Heusden to Bergen op Zoom, you will discover the most beautiful forts and the cosiest fortified towns.
Everything comes together in the Netherlands' oldest city palace. Experience the past, the present and the future. With various collections, there is plenty to see in the Markiezenhof.
The Basilica of Oudenbosch is not just any church. It is a scaled-down copy of St Peter's in Rome. It stands in Oudenbosch for a reason. You will discover why the church is in Oudenbosch during a guided tour or with the audio tour.
Brabant: the birth region of Vincent van Gogh. Visit his birthplace Zundert and the Vincent van GoghHuis. Follow Vincent further in his life to Etten-Leur. The Van Gogh Church tells his story as a budding artist.
A museum unique of its kind. The Zouave Museum tells the forgotten story of the Papal Zouaves who travelled from all over the world to Italy in the 19th century to defend the Pope. The Netherlands was purveyor to the court with over 3,500 young men. This museum recalls this period.
Flax and sugar beet are integral to the history of West Brabant. Flax has now disappeared from the fields. The museum can be visited in Klundert. Come and hear the story of this industry.
Visit nature reserves in West Brabant
In terms of nature, West Brabant is a hugely varied area. If you enjoy a good walk in the woods, you can have plenty of fun in West Brabant. Right across the region is "the seam of Brabant". On one side lie the higher sandy soils, on the other the wet clay soils. You can see this in the landscape and nature! The higher sandy soils are full of woods and heaths that run almost contiguously from Breda to Bergen op Zoom. The northern lowlands consist largely of polders and dykes. This is what makes nature in West Brabant so interesting! We already have some hiking trails and cycling routes mapped out for you. Want to go on an adventure yourself? Plan your own route with Visit Brabant's route planner.
In National Park De Biesbosch, there is plenty to do. Enjoy the beautiful nature or visit the Museum Island! Want to sail along? Step aboard the Seagull and discover the beauty of De Biesbosch.
The mast forest is centuries old. Some trees have been there for over 500 years! Walk along the plank path. Take the kids along the Kabouterpad or take the lovely walk along the foresters' path.
Enjoying a day in nature? Go hiking, cycling or horse riding in the Rucphense Bossen. You will find sandy plains, deciduous forests, heath and grasslands. Especially for the family, there is a 3 km family route!
Top events in West Brabant
There is too much to do to list in West Brabant. We have listed the main UITagenda's of West Brabant here. Find most of the activities in West Brabant right here!
Packed with concerts and other activities. For example, the Hoeven four-day bike event, Classic Cars & Aeroplanes, Halderberge Art and Studio Route and Oudenbosch Special Beer Festival.
Staying and staying overnight in West Brabant
Want the comfort of a hotel room or B&B, the fresh outdoors of a tent or the best of both worlds in a chalet or bungalow? There are so many accommodation options in West Brabant that we cannot list them all. A good overview can be found at VisitBrabant. A few special places to spend the night we don't want to keep from you.
For true nature lovers, Camping Landgoed de Wildert is a wonderful destination. Here, nature really takes centre stage. The campsite is located in the middle of the forest, squirrels walk past your caravan and the campsite is run in such a way that nature is disturbed as little as possible!
Now that's a special night! Bovendonk is a former priest training college and is now largely used as a hotel. This national monument was designed and built by Pierre Cuypers, who also built the Basilica of Oudenbosch and the Rijksmuseum.
Group outings in West Brabant
Are you looking for a fun group outing, for example for a family day, outing with colleagues or a day out with friends in West Brabant? There are many different types of outings in West Brabant. Whether you're looking for an active day out or a quiet day out in the city or in nature, you'll find plenty to choose from in West Brabant.
Oudenbosch is a special place. Not only the Basilica of Oudenbosch, but also the boys' and girls' boarding schools and the various museums are well worth a visit. A must for lovers of history and heritage is also the guided city walk.