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Molukse Moskee An Nur (1989) Waalwijk (Besoijen) In the southern part of the Netherlands is the small town of Waalwijk that received the city status in 1303. This picturesque city has managed to preserve its unique historical charm and national color. Here, travelers can admire interesting historic buildings, as well as visit old shoe factories, which are considered some of the best in the country.
One of the most famous and popular hotels in Waalwijk is NH Waalwijk, which is just about 10 minutes drive from Efteling Amusement Park. Guests are provided with spacious black-and-white … Open
The most visited Waalwijk attractions include Dutch Leather & Shoe Museum introducing visitors to one of the main traditional crafts. This museum keeps a very interesting and multifaceted collection of exhibits. Here you can see antique shoes and tools that factory workers used hundreds of years ago. The museum also displays an interesting collection of old black-and-white photographs and newspaper articles.
The city's main religious monument is beautiful Sint Jan De Doper Church with its turquoise-colored domes visible from most parts of the town. The church stands in the heart of the city, it is a large-scale architectural complex with lots of extensions of various sizes and heights. Distinguished by luxurious interior decoration, it has become a real center of cultural life for local people. A few times a year it hosts solemn events as well as theatricals, which could be of interest even to families with children. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Those wishing to diversify holidays with interesting cultural events should definitely make a visit to Theater De Leest. This theater housed in a beautiful modern building never ceases to please its guests with new interesting premieres. Near the theater, there is a picturesque park where it is nice to walk after a cultural recreation.
Sint-Jan de Doper (1923) Waalwijk Fans of contemporary art and those who prefer non-standard entertainment should not ignore Atelier Winterdijk 30b Gallery. It is a center of contemporary art, which often hosts interesting exhibitions and thematic events, as well as theatrical performances. Here you can often watch an interesting movie or even arrange an enchanting private party.
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If these attractions don't seem enough, you can think about visiting the village of Sprang-Kapelle located in the vicinity of Waalwijk, which is sure to pleasantly surprise tourists with its historical charm. There are many historic houses in this village, its winding streets are ideal for walking. Today, some of the old building house wonderful restaurants and shops.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Waalwijk
♥   Castle 'Slot Loevestein' , 15.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nemerlaer Castle' , 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Breda Castle' , 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Heeswijk Castle' , 26 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Duurstede Castle' , 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Waalwijk
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 22.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' , 45.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Grenspark de Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide' , 55.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Groote Peel' , 64.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Waalwijk and around
♥   Art museum 'Hofje van Mevrouw Van Aerden' Leerdam, 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Waalwijk from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Antwerp City Hall

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
One of the main building decoration is the central sculpture of the Holy Mother. Near has placed other interesting compositions based on Bible history. The last huge reconstruction of the city hall was at the end of the 19th century. Practically all original elements were saved. The inner decoration of the hall was also saved. Today the main decoration of halls is the frescos. The walls and ceilings are covered with illustrations of the main historical events. Some halls have portraits of outstanding Belgium kings. The best Belgium artists of the Renaissance worked on them. … Read further

Central Station Antwerp

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Unfortunately, in the middle of the 20th century, the building was too close to be ruined. The reconstruction, that was made at the right time, saved the valuable architecture monument. The old station attracts a lot of people. Some visit it for moving to another place, another come here like in a museum. The huge shopping mall has also placed in the station. More than that, you can find over 30 jewellery saloons, several restaurants, and cafes. Waiting won't be boring at this railway station. It is a good place to visit for every tourist. This station is included in every tour around the city. … Read further

Netherlands Institute of Sound and Image

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
In the great beautiful building has also placed offices and conference halls. The last floor is used by the Museum of Mass Media, which is open for all guests of the city. The 54th meters façade was decorated within three years. The façade has 2 100 vivid panels. Inside the building has a lot of unusual glass elements. The building has marvellous glass staircases, glass partitions that separated large area. At night Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision looks amazing. … Read further
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