In the northeast of the province of Limburg is Bree located, a small historic town. Together with six other parishes Beek, Gerdingen, Opitter, 't Hasselt, Tongerlo and Vostert, Bree has over 14,000 inhabitants.

Worth seeing in the city are the St. Michael Church, the Old Town Hall, the former Baroque chapel and many 18th century buildings in retro styles

Famous inhabitants are :

  • Kim Clijsters : tennis player, former WTA number 1
  • Pieter Breugel, painter, said to be born in Bree
  • Johnny Galecki, American actor, born in Bree
  • Bas Leinders, racing driver, tested for the Minardi Formula 1 team in 2004, born in Bree


Source : Platform Northern-Limburg

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