Review written by Sophie Couard, June 7 2016.
In the city centre of Breda is a very interesting centuries old building: the Kloosterkazerne. This is an impressive building that once was home to soldiers and nuns. It is now a large casino: the famous Holland Casino in Breda. The casino is very modern and fully equipped, and has become a popular tourist attraction, just like the the Grote Kerk (the beautiful church overlooking the city), the Breda Castle, the Saint Anthony's Cathedral (Sint-Antoniuskathedraal), or the Valkenberg Park. Do you want to know more about the casino? If the answer is yes, then read on, I will explain more details about the casino in the rest of this review.
A nice casino
Although the building of the Holland Casino Breda is a historic listed building, it does not mean that the casino inside is old too. In fact, the casino welcomes you in a very modern design that creates a fantastic atmosphere for playing the games. The games room is open to all adults over the age of 18, and you have to present a proof of identity (or passport for foreigners) when entering the establishment. However, before entering, you will also have to pay an admission fee of €5.
The slot machines
The slot machines room is open every day between 12 pm and 3 am, and you can find the following games:
- multi-game devices,
- mechanical slot machines,
- latest generation video slot machines,
- video poker,
- video bingo,
- games with progressive jackpots, such as the famous Mega Millions Jackpot.
The table games
If you prefer traditional games you can find several tables with:
- American roulette,
- a casino 21,
- ultimate texas hold'em,
- wheel of fortune,
- multi poker,
- punto banco.
The table games are available every day from 1.30 pm to 3 am in the morning.
The establishment also has a small poker room where you can play texas hold'em and omaha :
- in cash games,
- in tournaments..
The poker room is open from 8 pm to 3 am in the morning.
The selection of slot machines, table games and poker at the Holland Casino in Breda is already very nice, wouldn't you agree? But the establishment does not stop there, you can also play bingo there, either in live games or at special terminals for this lottery game.
Services aside from gambling
As you might expect, the games are not the only service of the Holland Casino in Breda. Although the casino is definitely the strong point of the establishment, they also offer you other attractive services to keep you happy. If you want to take a break between the games you can have a meal or drink at the bar or the restaurant.
The Brasserie restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday from 1.30 pm to 10 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from 1.30 pm to 11 pm. The restaurant welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere and you can see the games room and feel the excitement of the games while taking a break.
You can order either two set menus for €27 and €35 or different à la carte dishes, such as for example:
- watercress soup with cream, smoked salmon with avocado cream or crispy chicken as starters,
- mushroom risotto, hamburger or fried chicken thighs with sesame sauce as main courses,
- a gourmet coffee, panna cotta or a scoop of ice cream as dessert.
There is also a cosy and friendly bar available the complex where you can refresh and relax before trying your luck at the games. The bar is open every day at the same hours as the casino from 12 pm to 3 am, and it offers a large selection of hot and cold drinks with or without alcohol. There is also a particularly large selection of beers and cocktails. The bar also has a food menu with a variety of sweet and savoury snacks.
Unfortunately, the complex does not offer any accommodation, so you will have to stay somewhere else if you are planning an overnight visit. The following hotels are located near the casino:
- the Zorghotel Merlinde **** starting from €88 per night,
- the Hotel de Klok *** starting from €95 per night,
- the Golden Tulip Keyser Breda **** starting from €106 per night,
- the Bliss Boutique Hotel **** starting from €191 per night.
In short, the Holland Casino in Breda is very nice. The games room offers a very diverse game selection that should make many players happy. And the casino is also located in a beautiful building, that alone is even worth visiting.