Golf in North Brabant
North Brabant’s capital city Eindhoven has a vibrant city centre with a huge range of shops, countless bars and restaurants, cosy terraces and a lively nightlife. The crowded events calendar, together with art and culture at a high level ensure that Eindhoven is a bustling city. But Eindhoven, also has a rich history; this in appearance young and modern city is actually one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Home to Philips, Eindhoven is known in the Netherlands as the city of lights.
Eindhoven is easily accessible, with it’s own airport, and newly updated motorway. But more importantly, Eindhoven has almost endless possibilities when it comes to playing golf. There are a stunning 21 golf courses within half an hour’s drive of the city centre, with some of the best parkland courses of the Netherlands, including the famous Eindhovensche, host of numerous European & Ladies European Tour Championships.
Efteling is the largest theme park in the Netherlands and one of the oldest theme parks in the world. It's located in the town of Kaatsheuvel, in the municipality of Loon op Zand. Over the years, the park has received over 100 million visitors.
Since its opening in 1952, Efteling has evolved from a nature park with a playground and a Fairy Tale Forest into a full-sized theme park. It now caters to both children and adults with its cultural, romantic and nostalgic themes, in addition to its wide array of amusement rides. It is twice as large as the original Disneyland park in California and predates it by three years.
The park is fantasy-themed and its attractions are based on elements from ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables and folklore.
The 15th-century Great Church of Breda is a building with a rich cultural and historical past. Not only the imposing architecture of the exterior of the building, but also the monuments present in the church, gewelf- and murals make the building the most important monument of Breda.
Very special is the Prince Chapel with its ceiling covered with gold leaf, where the ancestors of our royal family are buried.
The Great Church also offers a beautiful setting and ambiance for holding various kinds of meetings from 10 to 1000 people.
Indoor Skydive Roosendaal
You can fly!! And that really is true, and you can even skydive indoors! Indoor Skydive Roosendaal offers you this unique “free fall” experience, without you having to jump out of an aircraft.
Roosendaal has the only Indoor Skydive Centre in the Benelux, where you can skydive indoors. You will float in a wind tunnel as though you were undertaking a real free fall – purely through the power of the wind. An unforgettable experience!
But of course you will only enter the wind tunnel after you have been properly prepared. You will receive extensive instruction before going into the wind tunnel to skydive indoors.
And naturally you will not enter the tunnel alone straightaway. Everyone who comes to skydive indoors at Indoor Skydive Roosendaal is given excellent instruction by a professional instructor. Using an instruction video, the instructor teaches you how to skydive indoors.
Museum De pont
The Pont was named after the lawyer and businessman Jan de Pont (1915-1987) from whose estate in 1988 was a foundation to stimulate contemporary art was founded.
The museum is housed in a former wool mill by the Amsterdam firm Benthem Crouwel Architekten is transformed into a space where contemporary art can fully come into its own. The monumental old factory with the large, bright room and the intimate 'wool-storage rooms' is a beautiful setting for many works of art.
The Pont is open to the public since September 1992 and thanks to the legacy of the founder function without the use of government subsidies or sponsorship.
The museum does not collect in width but in depth, for which three major exhibitions each year providing the soil. In addition, there are smaller solo exhibitions in the project held here which are not directly related to the collection.
Beekse Bergen Safari Park
Adventurous tendencies? Then choose the exciting walking safari. The kilometres long route winds past chimpanzees and elephants, to lions and penguins. Make a nice trek stop in the African village and stand face-to-face with hyenas, rhinoceros and gorillas. Along the route there are boards to give you more information about the animals and you will find play apparatus for endless playing fun.
Spot to remember: the savannah with zebras, giraffes and buffalo. Once you've arrived at the Kongo restaurant you can naturally choose to take the safari bus, the safari boat or to walk back along one of the other walking routes.
St. John's Cathedral
Originally, the cathedral was built as a parish church and was dedicated to St. John Evangelist. In 1366 it became a collegiate church, and in 1559 it became the cathedral of the new diocese of 's-Hertogenbosch. After 1629, when the city was conquered by the Protestants and Catholicism was banned, a Protestant minority used the church, which came to be in a heavily dilapidated state. When Napoleon visited the town in 1810, he restored the building to the Catholics.
A Romanesque church used to stand on the spot where the St. John now resides. Its construction is thought to have started in 1220 and was finished in 1340. Around 1340, building began to extend the church, from which its current gothic style came. The transept and choir were finished in 1450. In 1505, the romanesque church was largely demolished, leaving only its tower. Construction of the gothic St. John was finished about the year 1525.
In the year 1584, a fire broke out in the high wooden crossing tower, more majestic than the current one. Soon the whole tower was set ablaze, and it collapsed upon the cathedral itself, taking with it much of the roof up to point where the organ was situated. In 1830, another fire damaged the western tower, which was repaired by 1842.
Underneath the clock tower there is a carillon. The clockwork can be found at the top of the Romanesque tower.