|• Total||67.72 km2 (26.15 sq mi)|
|• Land||64.69 km2 (24.98 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.03 km2 (1.17 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2007)|
|• Density||601/km2 (1,560/sq mi)|
|Source: CBS, Statline.|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋaːɫ.ʋɛi̯k] ( )) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. It has a population of around 38,920 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.
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 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 a 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)
Twin towns — Sister cities
Waalwijk is twinned with:
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