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Culture of Waalwijk. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Waalwijk is a quiet, small and calm city, with its unique atmosphere, created by sights located in the territory of the city and its neighborhoods. Among the religious monuments, in the first place stands out the Sint Jan De Doper, a beautiful church, built in an architectural style unusual for a church, although this is what makes it fascinating. The bell tower attracts special attention. It can be seen from afar and inside you can discover beautiful stained glass windows. In the neighborhoods of the city, you can visit Lambertus Kerk te Raamsdonk. It is built in the Gothic style and is famous for the pacification that comes from the place. Another interesting church is called Geertruidskerk Geertruidenberg, a truly historic place.
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 … Open
Kasteel Dussen is a must-visit due to the fact that it has a rich history. The start of its place leads to 1393 when a castle was constructed here by the order of Arend II van der Düssen. After that, the building suffered from a flood in 1421 and was restored in 1456. Later the castle served as an important strategic object, first in the Napoleonic wars and later in World War II; the left and middle towers were completely destroyed. It is for this reason that you should definitely visit the castle – dipping into the historic atmosphere is guaranteed. The only nuance is that not all parts of the castle are accessible for visiting.
Another building with a rich history is called Het Witte Kasteel. It is not very big, but it has a rich history which starts in 1387. The castle gained its present appearance in 1777 when it was rebuilt. Many items here are well preserved, and the castle itself is beautifully restored. A remarkable fact about this place is that the two great politicians of France – the Sun King Louis XIV (Louis XIV of France) and Napoleon Bonaparte – stayed here for a night. Near the castle, you can see a beautiful medieval church called St. Jans Onthoofding Kerk. Copyright
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Another castle that can be found in the vicinity of Waalwijk is called Slot Loevestein. This place is famous for its gloomy atmosphere, and at the same time, it is one of the favorite places of couples in love. It also stands out with its high historical value. The castle was built in the 14th century for protection, and since that time it has witnessed many historical events that influenced the formation of the Netherlands. The castle served as a prison with political prisoners, the residence of a knightly dynasty, a defensive structure, and today it is a museum and a historical monument. You can take a wonderful walk around the fortress.
One of the symbols of the Netherlands is the mill; each major city in the country has at its disposal one of the most beautiful mills. Here also – the Emmamolen is located near the city, in its vicinity, representing a beautiful example of Dutch architecture. Here you can drink coffee and have lunch (of course, what was made on the mill because it still works). A modern interior design contributes to the special atmosphere that reigns here. Nevertheless, it is worth noting, that the feeling that a light whiff of history is floating in the air is still present. It is worth walking along the Natuurgebied Langstraat, where a large number of interesting plants and animals are represented. The atmosphere itself promotes relaxation.
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From theaters it is interesting to visit the Theater de Leest, here you can have a cultural relaxation. It is also worth tracing the billboard, in order not to miss an interesting performance. Among the museums, you should first visit the Nederlands Leder & Schoenen Museum, where you can get acquainted with the traditional folk craft of the city – namely, leather trimming. In Atelier Winterdijk 30b you can watch interesting films, listen to music, theatrical performances. Often also, there are exhibitions of works of art here; the place is rather intimate and hospitable. The museum ’40 -’45, as the name implies, introduces visitors to the times of World War II.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Waalwijk and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Waalwijk and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Waalwijk
♥   Palace 'Kasteel Drakestein' , 56.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Soestdijk Palace' , 58.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Antwerp' Antwerp, 69 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Amsterdam' , 77.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Waalwijk and around
♥   Art museum 'Hofje van Mevrouw Van Aerden' Leerdam, 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Waalwijk
♥   Basiliek van de H.H. Agatha en Barbara, Oudenbosch, 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint Catharinakathedraal, Utrecht, 45.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Sint Maarten, Utrecht, 45.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Kerk van de HH Laurentius en Elisabeth, Rotterdam, 49.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Liduina en Onze Lieve Vrouw van de Rozenkrans, Schiedam, 52.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Johannes de Doper, Laren, 64.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerpen, 69.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Waalwijk and near

Efteling Park

From the series “The Most Fantastic Amusement Parks in the World”
For the guests who like the breathtaking and active entertainments, there are more than 30 attractions, including 5 roller coasters. The interesting attractions can also be found in the 'house with the ghosts'. The realistic attraction 'the Land of Dreams' will please the small park guests. As a legend tells, Walt Disney visited the Efteling Park shortly after the opening. The magical atmosphere of the park has inspired him to found Disneyland. … Read further

Queen's Day

From the series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
The Queen’s Day is an occasion to trade all possible things. Very often in the street markets you can buy unique antiques and works of art. The most extensive festivities are traditionally held in Amsterdam. As the city centre is overcrowded, no transport is possible there. Thousands of visitors have to walk. Plenty of interesting decorations and orange clothing, exciting street performances and markets that stretch for several kilometres are really worth visiting and enjoying. … Read further


From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
The construction of the bridge cost more than 163 million euros. Queen Beatrix took part in the ceremonial opening ceremonies. Since the opening, the bridge has 'an active social and cultural life'. The director and main actor Jackie Chan has the bridge as the shooting location of the series 'Who am I?' Filmes in 1998 was chosen. In 2005 the concert of the world famous DJ Tiesto took place on the background of the beautiful bridge. The Erasmus Bridge is one of the landmarks of modern Rotterdam, connecting the city center with one of the newest and most active districts - Kop van Zuid. … Read further
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