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.
Roosendaal has a population of 77,000.
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
1 Roosendaal train station has many routes connecting to it, both domestic and international. These are domestic intercity trains from:
- Vlissingen to Amsterdam via Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam and Dordrecht.
- Zwolle, terminating in Roosendaal running via Deventer, Zutphen, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Den Bosch, Tilburg and Breda.
A single international intercity train stops in Roosendaal, that being NS International's Amsterdam — Brussels service.
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.
Roosendaal lacks many parking spots.
Roosendaal has quite a few coffee shops.
Roosendaal is the first major Dutch railroad hub when travelling from Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels. Many trains terminate or pass through the station, among which the ICE international intercity and Thalys service between Brussels and Amsterdam. Roosendaal therefore allows for easy access into Flanders as well as the Western Netherlands.
|Routes through Roosendaal|
|Vlissingen ← Bergen op Zoom ←||W E||→ Breda → Eindhoven|
|Dordrecht (via A16) ←||N S||→ Roosendaal|
|Vlissingen ←||N S||→ Rotterdam → Den Haag → Leiden → Amsterdam|
|Zwolle ← Tilburg ← Nijmegen ← Arnhem ←||NE SW||→ Roosendaal|
|Dordrecht ←||N S||→ Roosendaal|
|Roosendaal ←||N S||→ Antwerp → Puurs|