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Historic Spanjaardsgat

Historic and picturesque part of Breda. Especially lovely from a boat. We took a boat tour and so... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Traralgon, Australia
A piece of history - 16th century Breda

The Spanjaardsgat, a 16th-century water gate is one of the major historic buildings in Breda... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Breda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

A very impressive castle and mote. Well maintained and used for the military so you cannot go in. Next to the park which is imressive to . See the wild chickens.

Thank Deryl G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Historic and picturesque part of Breda. Especially lovely from a boat. We took a boat tour and so passed it a couple of times today.

Thank justjans
Reviewed 6 June 2017

These two old towers guarding the water inlet to the castle of Breda make for an exquisite view. Probably the best view in Breda, although there are some other nice old spots around there too.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Spanjaardsgat, a 16th-century water gate is one of the major historic buildings in Breda situated close to the old harbour. It is located not far from the Grote Markt - the main square and the Grote Kerk (Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk) Church of Our...More

Thank Pannekoek77
Reviewed 14 November 2016

An old tale has it that the whole in the fortified wall around the Breda Castle was opened to smuggle some Spanish soldiers in. That is not true though. The hole was dug some twenty years later in 1610 to let fresh water inside the...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Spanjaardsgat was the old entrance to Breda by boat. The defending towers are stil there and you can visit them at the Open Monumentendag

1  Thank JM v
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Spanjaardsgat is just a water gate that lies between the Garnet Tower and Duiventoren Castle of Breda in the center of Breda,That's all that it is. You can only see it from a distance. It's only for historic minded tourists worthwhile

Thank Michiel N
Reviewed 4 July 2016

One of the city old gate, one of the first to come accross right at the end of Valkenberg not far from the train station. Several boats docked there and few photo opportunities.

Thank beppo81
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Nice to see many yachts lined up in the Breda Canal, Ancient Port, Very near the Centrum of Breda, NL

1  Thank SSK_Smiles
Reviewed 16 June 2015

First time visit to the city of Breda and one of the first historic buildings we came accross was this iconic building called the Spanjaardsgat. This area of town was being setup for city celebrations on the next day.

Thank sashakeena
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