verb: engage; 3rd person present: engages; past tense: engaged; past participle: engaged; gerund or present participle: engaging
1. occupy or attract (someone's interest or attention).
"he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention"
synonyms: capture, catch, arrest, grab, seize, draw, attract, gain, win, captivate, hold, grip, engross, absorb, occupy
"the tasks must engage the children's interest"
involve someone in (a conversation or discussion).
"they attempted to engage Anthony in conversation"
2. participate or become involved in.
"organizations engage in a variety of activities"
synonyms: participate in, take part in, join in, become involved in, go in for, partake in/of, occupy oneself with, throw oneself into; share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, be associated with, have a hand in, be a party to, enter into, undertake, embark on, set about, launch into
"they like to engage in active sports"
establish a meaningful contact or connection with.
"the teams needed to engage with local communities"
UPDATE (Feb 13): The hotel is full on Monday the 17th. Other dates are still available. Look for other options below, or share rooms. If you want to book the hotel at a better rate, email the hotel directly. Use reference 'KEY-GF11129' for a better deal, or use the form we provided. Do NOT use their website to register! Send your email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide as much info as you can, or use our form. Read this first: A special form is available now.This form will generate an email, that is sent directly to the hotel (cc to you). Engage created this form, only to facilitate an easier room reservation. Any further communication with the hotel needs to be done by you directly. Engage takes no responsibility whatsoever. Note that rooms are 105 EUR for 1 person, 125 EUR for two. These rates are per room, per night; breakfast buffet, VAT and free Wi-Fi included, City tax (3,25 %) is not included. Standard rates start around 185 (excl. breakfast) EUR. Late arrival at the hotel is guaranteed for Engage/BLUG guests. Close to the event, our contingency of rooms might be exhausted. Use the hotel's direct email to see if they have other availabilities.
Other hotels around the venue with special Engage Rates: All Prices incl. breakfast, excluding city tax (3,25 %)
Apollo Hotel Breda: use code: 'ENGAGE 2014' (click the small +promotiecode, and enter the Corporate/Promotion Code field).
March 16: €75 (€85 for 2); March 17: €115 (€125 for 2); March 18: €125 (€135 for 2);
Info: close to the Railway station. 12 min. walk to the venue.
AS OF MONDAY Feb. 24th: Amrâth Hotel Brabant: use code: 'engage' (click 'Enter your access or promotional code', select 'Promo/Corporate Code').
Single: € 74,50 - Double: € 85
Info: about 2km. 24 min. walk to the venue. (link to the hotel itself)
Bliss Hotel: use code '22501'.
Suite price: €160. Only a few suites available.
Info: In city center: 7 min. walk.- to venue
Car: The Chassé Theater (and the adjacent hotel) are situated close to the ring road of Breda.
Paid parking is available in the Chassé Parking or at SwitchPark Oude Veste at the end of the Keizerstraat. More about parking lots here.
Air: It is relatively easy to get to from the Airport of Shiphol (Amsterdam) or optionally from Zaventem (Brussels).
Use this link to find a train from Schiphol to Breda. The direct train (Fyra) takes less than an hour.
Use this from Brussels Airport to Breda, use the following link. A few stop-overs are involved, and the fastest connection is about 1.5 hours.
From the station to the venue is about 1 km walk (see below 'Railway').
You can also take a taxi from the airport. This could prove to be very expensive of course.
Railway: Train to Breda. Use the links above (see Air) to find a train connection.
From the station to the venue is about 1 km. You can rent a bike at the station too. There is a taxi stand.
Here's the venue(A) on the map, with walking directions to the 'Grote Markt' (B), the cosy city center.