Can't say much about Breda as I wasn't there long enough to really experience the town... in late afternoon by train, out early next morning by bike.
Did have a nice conversation with some local folks over coffee in the evening. Thoroughly enjoyed that.
And my hosts, who have a small chicken coop with two chickens and a very young goose told me a great story. They found the goose egg earlier this spring on a walk in the country. Conditions didn't look good for it for some reason where they found it, so they brought it home and put it in a chicken nest. One of their chickens sat on it for 20+ days, and one day out popped a baby goose... who is already bigger than "mom". Hosts posed me this Zen question: which is smarter, the chicken or the goose? Silly question, without an answer, but brings a smile.
Breda did also provide me with a quick karmic balance adjustment. Much as I loved the bathtub in Den Bosch (I took a second hot bath in the morning!), there was a karmic price to be paid. My place last night was nice but basic. Like basic in there was hot water only from the kitchen faucet, not in the shower -- shower was cold water only. I figured that after two baths in the last day I really couldn't need a shower that much after all, so I put the soap back. Anyway, that's how how my karma was brought back into balance pronto.