Studying in Breda

Downtown Breda is bustling with pubs, outdoor terraces, restaurants, bars and clubs. You will also find many trendy shops and galleries. And as for sports and culture, you can see a football game in the NAC stadium. Or hop on your bike to one of the theatres and watch a film or a play.

grote markt

A sparkling and historical city in the south of Holland with a cheerful personality? That’s Breda! Let its rich history and numerous present-day activities inspire you. Many students before you did so already. 

Over the years Breda has grown into a city of around 180,000 inhabitants. The city's charming historical centre is easy to find your way around and very pleasant to spend time in. Talk with the 'Bredanaars', let all the impressions move you and discover the true character of the city!


Student City

Breda has a growing number of students, which is why accommodation in Breda can be scarce. For students it can be difficult to find a suitable place to live. Here are some tips for finding a place to stay. Unfortunately, Breda University of Applied Sciences has no campus or student rooms of its own and, therefore, it will be your own responsibility to find accommodation in Breda. Rental prices for a student room in Breda vary from €350 to €550 per calendar month. However, you will most commonly find rooms to rent for around € 400.

Finding accommodation

It is encouraged to start your search early for the best chance of finding accommodation that fits your needs. Nowadays most students find student housing by the use of Facebook, Housing Anywhere and Click for rooms.

Click for rooms

If you want to find a good place to live in time, you cansubscribe to Klik voor Kamers (Click for rooms). This is a joint initiative of the three housing corporations in Breda: Laurentius, Alwel and WonenBreburg. You can register (free of charge) and find a room through their website

Please note: To register with Klik voor Kamers you need proof of enrolment as an Breda University of Applied Sciences student. You can request this by sending an e-mail via Mention your full name and student number in your e-mail please.

Non-EU students

We have an arrangement with housing corporations Singelveste, Alwel and WonenBreburg that 50 rooms will be available for NON-EU Breda University of Applied Sciences students in the academic year 2019-2020 and 30 rooms for NON-EU exchange students. These rooms are furnished and have fixed contract dates. These contract dates cannot be changed and the contract will end after the period of your stay, which is one semester or one year. Extension will not be possible. Once you have been accepted for a study programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences, you will be provided with personal login details around June/July for the website of Student Rooms Breda,, where you can find and select a room.

Please note that there are more students than rooms available and the rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Check out the FAQ of Student Rooms Breda.

Further information

Rooms in the Netherlands are mostly single rooms, with several rooms in one house shared by a group of students or young people. You share spaces like the living room (if available), the kitchen and the bathroom. Most rooms that are offered are not furnished (no fixtures, curtains, carpets, etc.). Please keep this in mind when you rent a room. You can find more information in our housing manual. If you have any questions left, please send a mail to


April and May

  • 538 Koningsdag (King’s Day)
  • Spanjaardsgat Festival (cultural festival)
  • Breda Jazz Festival
  • Dancetour Breda

June and July

  • Palm Parkies Breda (live performances)
  • Popfestival Breda Live
  • Internationaal Stiltefestival (dance)

August and September

  • Breda in Concert
  • Tranen van Van Cooth (live performances)
  • Popfestival Breda Barst


  • Singelloop Breda (running event)
  • Redhead Days
  • BredaPhoto (once every two years)

Concerts, theaters and films

Mezz is the centre of all activities in pop music in Breda. In Mezz you can enjoy concerts and dance nights (about 250 a year) in various styles. Join the music!

In Chassé theater, Pathé Breda or Kinepolis, there is always something interesting to see. For students especially, Chassé has its own ‘cultuurfreak’ programme with great discounts!


Do you like sports? Then sign up with bress. A BRESS sports card offers you choice from more than 50 sports for one year! Check out


Free live performances and films are offered in the Valkenbergpark during the summer holidays every week. Every fall there is the Breda Barst pop music festival.

Belcrum beach, Breda’s city beach, is a perfect place to hang out with your friends. This is also where you can find indoor Skatepark Pier 15. Super cool!

Prison escape

Want to escape from it all? You can join in on a Prison Escape in the former prison of Breda. Next to the prison is the Chasséveld, where the Radio 538 event will be held on King’s Day.