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Roosendaal is a town and important railway junction in the Netherlands. It lies on the main line from Amsterdam to Antwerp and Brussels as well as the secondary routes to Vlissingen and Nijmegen. It is the last stop in the Netherlands for international trains heading towards Belgium.

Sint-Jan-de-Doper church and the town hall in the Markt of Roosendaal


Roosendaal has a population of 77,000.

Platforms in Roosendaal at night

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From Amsterdam, use the A4 heading for Leiden and The Hague, following the A4 until it ends in Rotterdam. Turn onto the A15 heading for Dordrecht afterwards. Keep heading for Dordrecht once the A15 and A16 merge and stay on the A16 from here on. After crossing the Hollands Diep, turn onto the A17 at the first possible interchange. On this highway, use exit 19 (Roosendaal-West), turning left once off the highway. You will be on the edge of the city centre once you have crossed the railroad. Turning left here, sends you heading for the train station.

From Brussels, follow the A1 highway (E19) heading for Antwerp. Once on the ring-way of Antwerp, turn onto the A12 heading for Bergen op Zoom. After crossing the border into the Netherlands, follow the A4 which you now find yourself on up to Bergen op Zoom and after exit 28, turn onto the A58. Here, use exit 19 (Roosendaal-West), followed by a left turn. Again, after crossing the railroad you will find yourself facing the city centre. Turning left leads you to the train station.

By public transit[edit]

1 Roosendaal train station has many routes connecting to it, both domestic and international. These are domestic intercity trains from:

The NMBS (National Belgian Railways) runs three services to Roosendaal, all running from Puurs via Antwerp. One of which terminates at Roosendaal during weekdays, one in weekends and one only on peak hours during weekdays.

From the train station, buses connect Roosendaal to Breda (line 312) and Bergen op Zoom (line 112).

Get around[edit]

Roosendaal lacks many parking spots.



  • Walk through the Passage The Passage in Roosendaal is an indoor shopping center located in the city center, featuring Venetian-style architecture with elements of Jugendstil and Art Deco, offering a unique and captivating shopping experience.


  • Shopping at Designer Outlet Roosendaal also more commonly known as "Rosada". It offers products from over 100 brands. It's far from the town center but easy to visit with bus 112.
  • Rooselaar indoor shopping center which borders the Nieuwe Markt, you will find over 64 stores dedicated to fashion, lifestyle, and beauty.


Roosendaal has quite a few coffee shops.




Go next[edit]

Roosendaal is the first major Dutch railroad hub when travelling from Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels by local trains. Roosendaal therefore allows for easy access into Flanders as well as the Western Netherlands.

Routes through Roosendaal
VlissingenBergen op Zoom  W Highway 58 E  BredaEindhoven
Dordrecht (via A16)  N Highway 17 S  Roosendaal
Vlissingen  N NS Intercity 2200 S  RotterdamDen HaagLeidenAmsterdam
ZwolleTilburgNijmegenArnhem  NE NS Intercity 3600 SW  Roosendaal
Dordrecht  N NS Sprinter 5900 S  Roosendaal
Roosendaal  N NMBS L-train 450 S  AntwerpPuurs

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