Hotel Mastbosch Breda
We would like to tell you a little history about the Hotel Mastbosch Breda
The Hotel, located opposite the Mastbos has been around since 1897. At the time, Captain de Groot and some of his friends were sitting in the Ginneken talking about the lack of good overnight accommodations around the beautiful Mastbos. Somewhat under the influence, the Captain spoke the legendary words; “I’ll show you how to do that!”. The next day he kept his word and bought a piece of land on the edge of the forest. In 1897, the Mastbosch Hotel was a reality and the first guests were welcomed. That year a small hotel with only 25 rooms and a dining room stood there. At the doorstep of the Mastbosch Hotel Breda, the horse-drawn streetcar to Breda stopped. In the hotel’s first decades, little changed except for occasional ownership changes.
"I'll show you how!"
Only at the end of the 60’s , when the hotel was taken over by the van Saarloos family, was it substantially expanded with two wings (now the Prince Willem Alexander room and the Grand Café Heeren van Oranje). In the 1970s and 1980s, additional rooms were built on top of that, bringing the number of rooms to the current 47. The last change came in 1997, when the hotel went bankrupt and was taken over by the current owners.
Rotisserie de Paardentram was intensively remodeled into Grand Café Heeren van Oranje, whose connection to Breda with the Oranges is honored. Breda is part of the Union of Orange Stone and was the residence of the Nassaus in the Netherlands for more than half a century.
The spacious halls on the first floor of the Mastbosch Hotel Breda were also revised and now bear the names Maurits hall, Willem I hall and Prince Willem Alexander hall.
Now over a hundred years later, guests are still being welcomed! Many changes have already taken place, yet the atmosphere and hospitality has remained the same over the years!