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Square in Waalwijk with restaurants and church
Square in Waalwijk with restaurants and church
Flag of Waalwijk
Coat of arms of Waalwijk
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Waalwijk in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°41′N 5°4′E / 51.683°N 5.067°E / 51.683; 5.067Coordinates: 51°41′N 5°4′E / 51.683°N 5.067°E / 51.683; 5.067
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorNol Kleijngeld (PvdA)
 • Total67.65 km2 (26.12 sq mi)
 • Land64.59 km2 (24.94 sq mi)
 • Water3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total48,240
 • Density747/km2 (1,930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
5140–5146, 5160–5165
Area code0416
Dutch topographic map of Waalwijk, July 2013

Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋaːlʋɛi̯k] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. It had a population of 48,240 in 2019 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.

Population centers[edit]

The city of Waalwijk[edit]

Waalwijk is a city in North Brabant that lies north of Tilburg and west of 's-Hertogenbosch. To its north runs the river Bergse Maas. River Waal is further to the north.

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:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Waalwijk is twinned with:

Town hall and city centre.

Notable people from Waalwijk[edit]

Martinus Veltman, 2005
Yuri van Gelder, 2008

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "Drs. A.M.P. Kleijngeld" (in Dutch). Gemeente Waalwijk. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 5141PA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). Twins2010.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-28.

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