Roosendaal has a rich history, with traditional Dutch houses congregating around a lively market square and central town hall. Roosendaal is renowned for its packed calendar of events, including the crowd-drawing Roosendaal Summer Cycling carnival.
Things to do in Roosendaal
Visitors flock to Rossendale for its superb shopping, the most spectacular of which is the Passage. Take a stroll through this Venetian-inspired shopping pass and admire its crystal chandeliers, colourful stained glass and decorative ceilings while perusing the luxurious brands.
Bargain hunters should head to Rosada Factory Outlet, an outdoor shopping complex that sells heavily-discounted major brands. If you’re in Roosendaal on a Monday, head to New Market, where you’ll discover an extensive array of stalls selling handicrafts and fresh produce from the Netherlands, France and Belgium.
One of Roosendaal’s most delightful areas and popular nightlife spots is The Old Market Square, adorned with beautiful old buildings, alfresco cafes and trendy bars. Relax with a beer at Bistro Cannelleor treat the family to an ice cream at Maddy’s. The square plays host to Roosendaal’s major events, such as Roosendaal Sings and Sap Stap Food Festival.
Partake in Dutch traditions by exploring the town by bike. There are various forests and heathlands to discover, such as the Wouwse Plantage, where you can marvel at the rows of vibrant tulips and vast green pastures.
Roosendaal is well connected to the rest of Holland, with several daily trains running between Rotterdam, Antwerp and The Hague. If you’re flying into Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, catch a direct train departing every 30 minutes. Once in town, the easiest way to get around is by bike or bus.