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Waalwijk municipality
Flag of the municipality of Waalwijk
Coat of arms of the municipality of Waalwijk
coat of arms
province North Brabant North Brabant
mayor Nol Kleijngeld ( PvdA )
Seat of the municipality Waalwijk
 - land
 - water
67.72  km 2
64.69 km 2
3.03 km 2
CBS code 0867
Residents 48,253 (Jan 31, 2019)
Population density 713 inhabitants / km 2
Coordinates 51 ° 41 ′  N , 5 ° 4 ′  E Coordinates: 51 ° 41 ′  N , 5 ° 4 ′  E
Important traffic route A59 N261
prefix 0416
Postcodes 5140-5146, 5160-5165
Website Homepage of Waalwijk
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Waalwijk, view of Sint Janskerk and town hall
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Waalwijk ( listen ? / I ) is a municipality and city in the Netherlands , province of Noord-Brabant . The area is approximately 67.7 km², the population is 48,253 (as of January 31, 2019). Audio file / audio sample

The main town of the same name and the villages Waspik and Sprang-Capelle belong to the municipality . It is noticeable that the latter village, unlike the other places in the municipality, has a predominantly Protestant population. This is because it belonged to the province of Zuid-Holland until around 1800 .

Location and economy

The former town of Waalwijk, which passed from Holland to Brabant in 1232 and received town charter in 1303, is located north of Tilburg in the Langstraat region , named after an old, long road towards ' s-Hertogenbosch , which has always been the center of the Dutch shoe - and Leather industry is. The Waalwijker leather and shoe factories now import their products from Italy, among others . The proximity to the Maas has always promoted this industry. There are several others in Waalwijk, mainly small industrial, commercial and service companies. With Stahl Holdings a larger company in the chemical industry has its headquarters in Waalwijk.

The municipality has several exits on the A59 motorway , Waalwijk u. a. connects with the neighboring towns of Oosterhout in the west and 's-Hertogenbosch in the east. To the south, to Tilburg, the N261 , which is partially developed like a motorway, creates a road connection. Waalwijk no longer has a railway connection.


  • The leisure park “De Efteling ” is only about 4 kilometers to the south .
  • The Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum is in Waalwijk.
  • The place has two well-known churches: the reformed church in the center, built 1450–1520, and the new Catholic church (1926) in the Byzantine style.
  • The old Nikolauskirche ( 15th century ) with a mighty tower is in Sprang-Chapel . It can only be visited occasionally.
  • Sprang-Capelle also has a windmill , which was built in 1747 and has been restored several times since then .
  • The professional football club RKC Waalwijk (currently Eredivisie ) is based in Waalwijk .
  • The nature park “Loonsche en Drunensche Duinen” (forest, heather, sand dunes) is located near Waalwijk and the Efteling .

Town twinning

The Westphalian Unna is the German twin town of Waalwijk.

Daughters and sons of the church

Web links

Commons : Waalwijk  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand . In: StatLine . Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Dutch)