Goeiedag and welcome to Breda! If you're newly arrived or preparing to relocate to this charming Dutch city, InterNations can offer a range of resources to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transition. We're the world's leading network for expatriates, offering first-hand insight and advice plus business and social connections to help you to find your place in your new home. Our members of the diverse Breda Community will be happy to answer any questions you may have, such as what to expect when apartment-hunting in Breda, the pros and cons of Dutch healthcare, and the quality of public transport in the city. You can also help other new arrivals to the city by sharing your own experiences. A picturesque riverside city with a relaxed pace of life and friendly, genial inhabitants, Breda offers a delightful expat experience for travelers seeking a slice of authentic Dutch life away from the more well-known tourist traps.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Jeddah.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Breda expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Breda expat forums.
An enchanting Dutch city built on the confluence of the rivers Mark and Aa, Breda was once a much-contested strategic target during various medieval territorial disputes. Its modern history is much more peaceful, and today the city is a cheerful, welcoming hub of culture, business and trade in the Brabant region. Many major international companies have established their head offices in Breda, with a particular focus on food production and the services industries. The city is also host to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, and attracts many international students to the University of Applied Sciences. With excellent links to the major port cities of Antwerp and Rotterdam and with English a widely-spoken second language among the local populace, Breda is a well-connected and good-natured location that should be a serious consideration for anyone considering a new life in the Netherlands.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
At InterNations, we provide a secure platform where you can connect with like-minded, fellow expats in all corners of the globe. When you join our Breda Community, you can share advice, experiences and recommendations with a diverse range of newly arrived and long term residents of the city. Honesty, good etiquette and responsible behavior are central components of our service, and you can feel free to ask any questions you might have — from finding the best schools to employment opportunities in the region. You can also use our network to meet new people, take up a hobby or pursue a favorite sports together with fellow expats, all thanks to our local InterNations Groups. If you're not sure how to get started, why not come along to one of regular official events, where you can mingle with fellow members of the community in a relaxed and informal setting?