Waalwijk

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Waalwijk (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. It is a member of the Langstraat. It has a population of around 50,000 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.

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Population centers

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 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

People

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Waalwijk is twinned with:

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