Waalwijk


Waalwijk

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Waalwijk


mapsize = 280px
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Netherlands
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = North Brabant
area_footnotes = (2006)
area_total_km2 = 67.72
area_land_km2 = 64.69
area_water_km2 = 3.03
population_as_of = 1 January, 2007
population_note = Source: CBS, [http://statline.cbs.nl/ Statline] .
settlement_type = Municipality
population_total = 45651
population_density_km2 = 706
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2

Waalwijk (pronunciation|234 Waalwijk.ogg) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands.It is a member of the Langstraat ( long street ).It has small population of 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 towncenter, which is recently modernized.

Population centers

*Capelle
*Vrijhoeve-Capelle
*Sprang
*Waalwijk
*Waspik

The city of Waalwijk

Waalwijk is a small town in North Brabant that lies between Tilburg and 's-Hertogenbosch. Waalwijk used to be very well known because of the shoe business.

Waalwijk was granted city rights in 1303. In 2003 Waalwijk celebrated this with under the slogan 'Waalwijk 700 jaar' (Waalwijk 700 years). The professional football team RKC plays in Waalwijk.

Waalwijk is also known for a famous event in the city and surroundings "de 80 van de langstraat". It's a big event in september. A few thousand people sign in for a 80 km walk trough all places that are conected to the socalled "langstraat".Saturdaynight at 21.00 you start walking and sunday you have to be in at 17.00.

Some other events:- Waalwijk Modestad ( waalwijk fashioncity) a weekend full of fashion.- Nacht van het levenslied ( night of the "dutch song") where some "famous" dutch and local singers perform&- Straattheaterfestival (streettheatre festival) a weekend full of streetperformers and theatreacts

External links

* [http://www.waalwijk.nl Official Website (in Dutch)]


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