Aerial view of Roosendaal


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Roosendaal in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°32′N 4°27′E / 51.533°N 4.450°E / 51.533; 4.450Coordinates: 51°32′N 4°27′E / 51.533°N 4.450°E / 51.533; 4.450
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Jacques Niederer (VVD)
  Total 107.16 km2 (41.37 sq mi)
  Land 106.42 km2 (41.09 sq mi)
  Water 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 76,959
  Density 723/km2 (1,870/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roosendaler, Roosendaalder
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4700–4709, 4724–4727
Area code 0165
Dutch Topographic map of Roosendaal (place), as of March 2014.

Roosendaal [ˈroːzə(n)daːl] is both a city and a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.

Towns/villages of the municipality

The city of Roosendaal

Under King Lodewijk Napoléon of the Kingdom of Holland, Roosendaal received city rights in 1809.

The official International ABBA Fan club has been based in Roosendaal since 1986, and since the turn of the century, the city has also played host to the annual convention of the International ABBA Fan Club where for one weekend every April, hundreds of people from all over the world attend the event.

Nispen merged with Roosendaal to form the municipality Roosendaal en Nispen. On 1 January 1997 the municipalities Roosendaal en Nispen and Wouw merged into the municipality now simply known as Roosendaal.


Roosendaal goes back to the 12th and 13th century. The name Rosendaele was first mentioned in a document of 1268. Roosendaal was always a part of North Brabant. In the Middle Ages, Roosendaal grew as a result of the turf business, but the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) put an end to the growth as Roosendaal and Wouw were suffering from itinerant combat troops that plundered and ravaged everything they came across. For decades the countryside of Roosendaal was abandoned.


The leading soccer team of the city is RBC Roosendaal.


The city serves as a regional railway hub: the Zwolle-Roosendaal Intercity service starts and ends here, the international train from Amsterdam to Brussels calls at Roosendaal, as does the Amsterdam-Vlissingen (Flushing) intercity. There is also a stop-train service to Antwerp.

Medical Care

The Bravis Ziekenhuis Roosendaal is the main general hospital for residents of Roosendaal and surrounding areas. Bravis Ziekenhuis offers specialised medical care provided by a broad team of medical specialists. Special units include: Cardiology,[5] Dermatology,[6] Gynaecology,[7] Oncology,[8] Ophthalmology [9] and Intensive Care.[10]

Events in Roosendaal

Notable residents


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