Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋaːlʋɛik] (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.

Square in Waalwijk with restaurants and church
Square in Waalwijk with restaurants and church
Flag of Waalwijk
Coat of arms of Waalwijk
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)
 • Land64.58 km2 (24.93 sq mi)
 • Water3.07 km2 (1.19 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

Population centersEdit

The city of WaalwijkEdit

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 relationsEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Waalwijk is twinned with:

Town hall and city centre.

Notable people from WaalwijkEdit

Martinus Veltman, 2005
Yuri van Gelder, 2008


See alsoEdit



  1. ^ "Drs. A.M.P. Kleijngeld" (in Dutch). Gemeente Waalwijk. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  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.
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 09 March 2020

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