Hardwell Receives Honorary Citizenship of Breda

Hardwell, one of the pillars of this generation’s electronic dance music scene, just received the prestigious title of Honorary Citizen of Breda. This remarkable distinction serves as a fitting testament to the artist’s indelible mark. That on both the music industry and his hometown.

The news was met with tremendous pride, as Breda celebrates one of its own achieving international acclaim.

Born and raised in Breda, Robbert embarked on his musical journey at an early age. With unwavering determination and unparalleled talent, he quickly rose to prominence, captivating audiences worldwide with his electrifying performances. Throughout his career, Hardwell has consistently pushed the boundaries of electronic dance music. Fast forward years later, he became a true pioneer inspiring countless aspiring artists.

The honorary citizenship bestowed upon Hardwell by the city of Breda symbolizes the profound impact he has made, not only through his music but also through his philanthropic endeavors. The DJ has actively contributed to various charitable causes. This includes the United Nations’ global education initiative, which emphasizes the importance of education for children in need. Hardwell’s commitment to using his influence for the greater good has garnered widespread admiration and respect.

Expressing his gratitude, Hardwell expressed his deep connection to Breda and how it has influenced his artistic journey. He reminisced about his early days when he found solace in the city’s vibrant music scene and supportive community, which propelled him toward his dreams. The honorary citizenship serves as a poignant reminder of his roots. And also serves as an inspiration to future generations of aspiring musicians from Breda.

I’m beyond grateful and deeply honoured to be named an honorary citizen of my hometown, Breda. This recognition means everything to me. Breda has been my inspiration and my home from the very beginning. It’s where my dreams took flight.


The title of Honorary Citizen not only solidifies the city’s reputation as a breeding ground for exceptional talent. But this also serves as a catalyst for further growth in the music and cultural industries. Breda can now proudly claim Hardwell as a beacon of inspiration and a testament to the city’s artistic heritage.

Hardwell’s remarkable journey from a young dreamer in Breda to an international music sensation has come full circle with this prestigious title of Honorary Citizen. This accolade not only celebrates his outstanding achievements but also highlights the city of Breda’s enduring influence on the world stage. As Breda continues to nurture artistic talent, the impact of Hardwell’s success will undoubtedly be felt for years to come.