The museum is open today from 11:00 to 17:00
Please note from 2020 onwards the museum & museumshop opening hours are: Tuesday to Friday 11.00 - 17.00 and Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00. Plan your visit.Visitor information
In the left wing of the building you will find the museum shop. We sell all kinds of design items and fun gifts like art books, postcards, porcelain, vases and cheerful gadgets for children.
October 14, 2020: Our espresso bar, like all other food and beverage outlets, is closed until further notice. The shop is open.
The bar has a range of food and drink brands that stand for quality, sustainability and fair trade. In addition, we offer products from Breda, including apple tart from Banketbakkerij Van Haaren and beer from Bierbrouwerij Paoter Gustaaf. The rich Spanish Rioja wines are imported by our neighbours, Wijnbar Dames Pellens.
Lanzas does not serve a lunch menu, but there are many cafés and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The opening times of the shop and espresso bar are the same as those of the museum.
A full-size copy of the world-famous The Surrender of Breda by Spanish painter Diego Velázquez hangs hangs on the wall. The original can be seen in the Prado Museum in Madrid. It owes its nickname, Las Lanzas, to the long lances seen in the painting.
The painting shows Justinus van Nassau handing over the keys of the city to Spanish commander-in-chief Spinola on 2 June 1625. The surrender marked the end of the strangulating siege, which lasted eight months. It was the last great victory for the Spanish in the Eighty Year’s War.
The copy in the café was painted by Kees Maks, a student of George Hendrik Breitner. In 1903, Maks spent eight months working in the Prado Museum. So as not to take up too much space, he had to fold the canvas in two. The crease can still be seen. In 1978, his widow donated the painting to the city of Breda.