BREDA CITY FOR STUDENTS
Even though Breda is not an “official student city” there are several student associations, fraternities, and sororities. Attached to the academy of Hotel and Facility Management are S.A. Xenia and SV ‘t KAG.
At the InterSib you will definitely meet them, they will present themselves and will be out and about at our campus where you can hang out with the people of the associations, ask them questions and party with them.
A student association can spice up your student-life a bit, make things easier for you as you will get in contact with people from different years and ages. If you are not at all interested in student associations, fraternities or sororities, do not worry. Breda has something to offer for all of us and we are sure you are going to love it here!!
Well.. this might give you an idea of what is waiting for you in Breda! If you have questions about anything, please send an e-mail! Remember; we are here to help you!
LIVING IN BREDA
Since you soon are going to start your studies in Breda, we imagine you want to move to Breda as well.
To help you find a room, you could use the following tips & tricks:
1. Visit Facebook pages Zoektkamerinbreda and Kamer in Breda where lots of people post their room.
2. Take a look at several websites such as Kamernet and BredaWonen
3. Ask one of your new friends made at the InterSib for housing tips.
GOING OUT IN BREDA
For us students there is something going on in Breda every day of the week. Nice places to go to as a student are; Cafe Dunne, Cafe Walkabout, Peddels, Dependance, and Cafe Janssen. These are just some of the nice places the city has to offer for a nice drink or dancing!
Also, Breda has some nice places to eat that meet our student budget! Some places we like to go to are; Suyckerkist, Dependance, Bruxelles, De Markt, Walkabout eetcafe, and Il Padrino. Again just a small selection of restaurants/cafes for a bite! You will find out soon enough whatever suits you best!
BIKES IN BREDA
Breda is not that big of a city but having a bike is very convenient! Even when you travel by train it might be handy to park a bicycle at the train station of Breda and cycle to school. Keep in mind that Breda might seem decent but with such a decent city comes a decent lock! An extra lock on your bike is recommended for extra safety. Always make sure you lock it properly when parking in the city centre. Also, mind areas where you are not allowed to park your bike! (E.g.; at the train station, always place it on the racks or you will have to call the government and pay a fee to get it back).
Buying a bike in Breda is easy, there is a Facebook Page called “Bikes in Breda” where a lot of bikes are sold, there certainly is one that fits you and your budget!
Student Associations, Sororities & Fraternities
Being a student is more than just studying. During the InterSib we will have student associations to show you how we like to party. Two major associations within the Academies of Hotel Management and Facility Management are S.A. Xenia and SV ’t KAG.
Student Association Xenia
Welcome new student, or ‘Sibje’ as we like to call our first years. You will be starting a new chapter in your life, and our student association Xenia is here to make those years the best! S.A. Xenia was founded on May 30th 2002, by six students of NHTV Academy of Hotel management (now Breda University of Applied Sciences). ‘Xenia’ means ‘Friendship & Hospitality’ in Greek.
We are an innovative and creative association with two sororities, one mixed fraternity, and one fraternity. Our goal is to provide you with the best student life in Breda by parties, network possibilities, annual activities like the gala and the beer cantus, and so much more!
Studenten Vereniging ‘T KAG
The student association is also known as: ‘t KAG. S.V. ‘t KAG is a group of friends where everyone is welcome. The perks of ‘t KAG are no obligations and we are no fan of hazing, so you don’t have to worry about that! Every Tuesday Café de Kater is filled with beer drinking KAGgers, so don’t hesitate to join.
Besides the Tuesday nights, S.V. ‘t KAG also organises many activities during the year. This will give you a chance to meet many of your fellow students. The annual activities are for example: bowling, the annual Ski trip ‘Dutchweek’ to Val Thorens, a BBQ, pub crawl and a weekend trip. And don’t forget the KAG parties!
We look forward to seeing you in Café de Kater on Tuesday, and feel free to join our first party of the year: Proud2Bfout!
S.V. ‘t KAG
Damesdispuut Vigeo is the most pink sorority of Breda. We love a good drink, a good party and spending time together. Every Tuesday night you can find us in Café Walkabout with a glass of rosé or a beer. Every Wednesday evening the ladies in pink are to be found in café Dunne. Where together with our friends from Xenia, we have the most amazing nights. Vigeo is a sorority without the old-fashioned hierarchy. The ladies of Vigeo are Young, Powerful and Full of Life!!
Come have a drink with us and we will cheers to another unforgettable night!!
Having been founded on the 21st of March 2012, Fraternity Palto is the youngest of all the sororities and fraternities within Student Association Xenia. Nevertheless, we are the first international fraternity within the association and the BUas Academy of Hotel Management.
We as Fraternity Palto have a mission to promote the highest standards of unity, internationalism and professionalism for our members. Next to that we want to be of added value for our Student Association Xenia in terms of support by helping on all fronts and creating a broader platform for its members and their interests. Academic performance is critical to us and therefore we actively support each other with our studies while striving for ambitious goals.
If you are interested in getting to know us better or just curious about our vision, you are welcome to send an e-mail to email@example.com or just walk in at Café Janssen during one of our Thursday night drinks!
Sorority NYX is the only international sorority (in Dutch ‘damesdispuut’) of Breda and is part of S.A. Xenia. NYX stands for the Greek goddess of the night, and we are proud to carry that name and honour it by enriching the nightlife of Breda. We are a group of fun, spontaneous, enthusiastic girls that love to spend time with each other by going out and experiencing the student life in Breda. Whether it’s a lovely dinner with the girls, visiting parties and events in the city centre, Sorority NYX is always present! Come and join us every Wednesday in our home bar Studio Dependance or Café Dunne for some beers and Flugel!
H.D. Heeren 69 – Prima Nocte
“MEA EST PILA”
Titus Maccius Plautus, 250 – 184 v.Chr.
Founded in 2004 by 12 prominent gentlemen, our fraternity is all about style, respect and decency. We would like to contribute to the traditional student life in Breda by introducing students to our “Bourgondische” lifestyle. Interested? Don’t hesitate to approach any of the gentlemen dressed in black. Heeren69.nl
Life is a journey, explore it! That is the spirit of Damesdispuut Inana. Our sorority is linked to BUas’ school of Hotel Management, which means professional development is one of our highest priorities. However, that doesn’t mean that we do not enjoy a cold beer at any moment of the day. On Tuesday nights, you will find our Purple Army in Bar-Dancing Peddels, dancing the night away. Are you interested in meeting our lovely ladies and experience a Burgundian evening? Don’t hesitate to come meet us at the InterSib or pay us a visit in Peddels!
G.D. Egidius is the oldest mixed fraternity of S.A. Xenia and the only mixed fraternity in Breda! “Because boys need girls and girls need boys” On Mondays, we gather at café de Bruine Pij to drink some ribbeltjes wit and Schrobbelèr. Would you like to meet us? Feel free to join!! Because what else would you do on a Monday?
Curious? Check out our Facebook or Instagram! If you would like to know more about student life or have any other questions, feel free to ask. We hope to see you soon in de Bruine Pij.
Gij Zijt Gegroet,
Gemengd dispuut Egidius