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Country  Netherlands
Demonym(s)  Waalwijker
Postcode  5140–5146, 5160–5165
Area  67.72 km²
Province  North Brabant
Team  RKC Waalwijk
Elevation  2 m (7 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Website  www.waalwijk.nl
Area code  0416
Local time  Thursday 6:02 PM
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Waalwijk ( [ˈʋaːlʋɛi̯k]) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. It had a population of 46,495 in 2014 and is located near the motorways A59 and N261. The villages of Capelle, Vrijhoeve-Capelle, Sprang (the former municipality of Sprang-Capelle) and Waspik together with the city of Waalwijk form the municipality of Waalwijk. The city has an old town center, which has recently been modernized.


Map of Waalwijk, Netherlands

Population centers

  • Capelle
  • Vrijhoeve-Capelle
  • Sprang
  • Waalwijk
  • Waspik
  • The city of Waalwijk

    Waalwijk is a city in North Brabant that lies between Tilburg and 's-Hertogenbosch. Waalwijk used to be known for its shoe business.

    Waalwijk was granted city rights in 1303. The professional football team RKC plays in Waalwijk.

    Waalwijk is also known for an event in the city and surroundings: the "80 van de langstraat", held every September, in which a few thousand people make an 80-km walk through all towns that are part of the Langstraat region.

    Some other events:

  • Waalwijk Modestad (Waalwijk Fashion City): a weekend full of fashion.
  • Nacht van het levenslied (Night of the "Dutch song"), where Dutch and local singers perform
  • Straattheaterfestival (street theatre festival): a weekend full of street performers and theatre acts
  • Notable people from Waalwijk

  • René Mioch
  • Martinus J. G. Veltman (1999 Nobel prize winner in physics, born in Waalwijk)
  • Frank van Mosselveld (Dutch Football player)
  • Olcay Gulsen (Dutch fashion designer)
  • Ariën van Weesenbeek (Drummer from the Dutch metal band Epica)
  • Timo Somers (Guitar player from the Dutch metal band Delain, son of Jan Somers, with whom he has played in the Dutch band Vengeance)
  • Twin towns — Sister cities

    Waalwijk is twinned with:

  • Unna, Germany
  • Chojnice Poland
  • References

    Waalwijk Wikipedia