Educational institutions

CURIO and De Rooi Pannen enable young people to develop their talents with a wide range of vocational training courses. Every year, Avans, Breda University of Applied Sciences and the Netherlands Defense Academy attract tens of thousands of students from the Netherlands and abroad. The International School of Breda offers international primary and secondary education under a single roof. Talent that we nurture and encourage to settle in Breda!

International School Breda

International School Breda (opened in 2011) has 350 children under one roof: from primary to secondary education. So, it is our mini United Nations in Breda, with pupils of some 44 nationalities from all over the world.

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Avans University of Applied Sciences was chosen the best large university of applied sciences in the Netherlands in the Choice Guide HBO in 2021 (Keuzegids HBO). Avans builds knowledge for education and society.

Breda University of Applied Sciences

BUas (Breda University of Applied Sciences) is a medium-sized, public institution of higher education. 7000 students are prepared for an international career, of which no fewer than 1200 are international students!


NLDA (Netherlands Defence Academy) trains military leaders. The academy is in the heart of Breda, in the Castle of Breda. The KMA (Royal Military Academy) was established here in 1828. Every year, 700 cadets and receive their training in military science.


Curio stimulates a student’s curiosity to learn and is the vocational training provider of the region. Students discover where their learning and job satisfaction lies. This way they are prepared for the labour market of the future.

De Rooi Pannen

De Rooi Pannen: learning can be so hands-on! A school community with VMBO and MBO courses for trade and entrepreneurship, hospitality, tourism & recreation, design, and marketing & events.

St. Joost School of Art & Design

St. Joost School of Art & Design teaches the artists and designers of the future. Preparing them for a profession in the world of art, design, and the creative industries!

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