United Colors Breda

United Colors Breda – an initiative of  “world thinkers” in and around De Teruggave. Celebrating or creating something together, so as many people as possible can feel at home: that’s the idea. Whether you’ve lived in Breda for a long time, landed here by accident or just got a foothold in the areas of the Gampel, Fellenoord and Seeligkwartier. Doing something for as well as with each other, that’s what it’s about.

Living together is possible on the basis of equality. Always! Especially in a time when it can sometimes be a bit of a search for fun and security, we see it as our drive to be friendly and hospitable. We believe that only then, we can provide the best possibilities for the future of Breda.

Our Projects

What Do You Celebrate Today?

United Colors Breda connects locals and internationals from the neighbourhood. Online, offline and visible in the area.

Everyone in his or her own way. Based on the idea that everyone always has something to celebrate. No matter how small or big. So: what do you celebrate today?

How Do You Do (it)?

And we continue: United Colors Breda also asks the question: How Do You Do (it)?

Out of genuine interest for someone’s creativity and craftsmanship regarding their hobby, culture or profession. It provides the opportunity to encounter, wonder and come together.

Getting to know…

Get to know Breda! Imagine just arriving in a new country, in a new city, and in a new neighborhood. Where do you start to get to know the place?

Several groups of status holders have attended workshops at De Teruggave in the past few months.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is all about militancy and the sense of solidarity of women around the world. Together we make an impact. Impact we create to influence the empowerment of women. Anno 2022 (still) a topical subject.

Coming soon…

The developments on the Haagdijk have created a beautiful new part of the city. Young and old visit this busy street to enjoy the specialty shops but especially the delicious food. Soon more about the Haagdijk, or how it is also often called; the Belly of Breda…

Sinéad Power – EN

Sinéad Power In 2011, my life changed overnight. During the flu, I had an autoimmune reaction and became completely paralyzed within a week. That's terribly traumatic. After years of rehabilitation, I live independently in an adapted home in the Middellaan. It is a...

Diana J. Banks – EN

Diana J. Banks Creates a strong network through knowledge, opportunities and cassava. October 10 - Day of the MaroonsThe struggle of the Surinamese Maroons against oppression and for freedom has been celebrated and commemorated since 2010. October 10 is Day of the...

Stef Goedhart – EN

Stef Goedhart Multimedia designer, circular creative, quartermaster for STEK, has a workplace in the old courthouse and lives in Fellenoord. I celebrate that the sun will rise again. A new day is a new chance to live. That may sound very vague, but it reflects what I...

Arjan Broeders – EN

Arjan Broeders Arjan Broeders, or Prince Arie d'n Irste, lives in Boeimeer, 200 meters from de Teruggave. He is a speech therapist in the rehabilitation department at Thebe. Father of three children, plus two bonus children. “At our house, it is always a pleasant...

Shershah – EN

Shershah Eighteen years ago Shershah moved with his family from Afghanistan to the Netherlands. Now he is 28, married and a father of three children. He also started the barbershop Aria together with his brothers in the centre of Breda. Because of his parents and his...

Kinga Szczepaneksobkowiak – EN

Kinga Szczepaneksobkowiak If anyone is proud of their name and heritage, it's Kinga. Born and raised in Poland, she has lived in Breda for almost seven years now. Her connection with salt started at her name. Saint Kinga is the patron saint of salt miners. Kinga...

Amine Bakbachi – EN

Amine Bakbachi Amine was born in Breda and works at Sterren van Morgen. Within this organization he motivates children aged 7 to 21 to work hard so that they achieve their personal goals. Sterren van Morgen is concerned with providing opportunities for young people...

Barbara Suchodolska – EN

Barbara Suchodolska Barbara was born and raised in Poland. In 2006 she moved to the Netherlands for love. Although she feels completely at home in the Netherlands, she will always remain Polish inside. She now lives in Breda, which means that she can't often go to...

Anne-Marie de Brouwer – EN

Anne-Marie de Brouwer Brings delicious and honest coffee from Rwanda to the market. How it startedWhen I was doing research at the Rwanda Tribunal, I saw how much suffering the people in Rwanda have inflicted on each other. Women have especially been hit the hardest....

Barbara Putters – EN

Barbara Putters Owner Breda Promotions, social connector De Teruggave and chairman Cultuurbehoud Breda: "I bring people into contact with each other every day." A partyBefore corona closed everything, we gave Breda a face with our city tours and excursions. Every day...

Chermaine Vermeulen – EN

Chermaine Vermeulen The socially committed and cum laude graduated designer works with children from the neighbourhoods around the Seeligkwartier. She prefers to tackle the bottlenecks in cooperation with others: how do they see their neighbourhood, what do they want...

Patrick Horward – EN

Patrick Horward From childhood Patrick Horward was fascinated by art. He came into contact with art at a young age due to his grandfather, Gerrit de Morée, an artist from Breda. In the past, Patrick always wanted to be in his grandfather's studio, so he could see how...

Ad van Hees – EN

Ad van Hees As a young man, Ad was a furniture maker. During this time, he learned everything about working with wood. And at 84 years old, he is still active: running, cycling, gardening, nothing is too crazy. But one of his biggest hobbies is creating woodwork. He...

Eva van den Hamsvoort – EN

Eva van den Hamsvoort As a little girl, Eva was already a creative person. Drawing, painting, crafting, she did it all. She already felt then that she wanted to do more with that creativity later. After graduating from the art academy she knew for sure: I'm going to...

Ad Hagenaars – EN

Ad Hagenaars Thirty years ago Ad was walking through the market and saw a beautiful glass artwork of two parrots. He was immediately sold. This art form, made from Tiffany glass, is a tricky hobby to keep up with, but Ad was determined to learn. He took a glassworks...

Jelle van Dun – EN

Jelle van Dun Jelle's adventure started in 2006. During his graduation, he made an impressive animation video, in which he captured his life in stop motion. This subsequently went viral and ensured that it quickly received the attention of various media and clients....

Raymond van Kesteren – EN

Raymond van Kesteren In addition to making music as a pianist and keyboardist, Raymond found his passion for making art at a later age. His style is very diverse: from sculptures made from waste materials to paintings, drawings and digital art. He does it all. Where...

Pim van den Heuvel – EN

Pim van den Heuvel Pim started at Spectrum Multimedia & IT six years ago. This is a company where people who are on the autistic spectrum are safely guided by multimedia and IT specialists. Pim works on assignments for companies and also has his own projects. One...

Willem-Jan van der Wolf – EN

Willem-Jan van der Wolf Books, books and more books. That is what Willem-Jan lives for. With his company, Wolf Publishers, he mainly publishes legal books, but he also publishes stories that he believes should be told. His large selection can be found in De...

Daniëlle Roberts – EN

Daniëlle Roberts Spirituality and technology - are two things that not everyone combines. Daniëlle Roberts thinks otherwise. She is a visual artist, teacher at Avans and researcher into contemporary spirituality and technology. After her interest in meditation, she...

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