It was an unplanned one during our trip to The Netherlands earlier this year. Amsterdam wasn’t as fun as it was back in college, Rotterdam wasn’t news, so we decided to visit a local friend in Breda, just for a drink (and ended up catching one of their biggest cultural events).

Our overnight trip to Breda started with a bang at the Cultuurnacht Breda, a festival held annually that travels through Breda’s landmarks and new trending spots.

For the price of a wristband, we experienced local arts & culture at participating locations such as the Grote Kerk (Onze-Lieve-Vrouweker), Breda Public Library, Breda’s Museum, MOTI, and local art galleries and shops.

Each site partnered up with artists to present pieces of artworks such as light shows, contemporary dance, photography, music, and food designs.

On a winter night, I appreciated a hot mulled wine in the palms of my hands at all times.

mulled wine vendor
mulled wine vendor

It was a Friday and the night got even more interesting when the bars along Havermarkt and Grote Markt started blasting music and transformed into nightclubs (and were filled up very quickly & early).

Cultuurnacht Breda returns on Friday, January 22, 2016.

(photos by Tanya)

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