The Havermarkt and the surrounding streets have traditionally been Breda’s nightlife centre. On this cosy little square at the foot of the Grote Kerk you will find all kinds of nightlife venue. The same goes for Vismarktstraat, Visserstraat and Haven.
This place may have been called Havermarkt, but cereals were not traded here, but on the Grote Markt. However, farmers from the surrounding area did come here to sell their vegetables, eggs, and butter. In the 17th century, there was also a leather market here. The old names of this little square: Groenmarkt, Botermarkt, and Korenmarkt actually tell more about its former functions.