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Your world grows in this trading town!
For centuries, people have been coming together in Tiel. In Roman times, the Batavians and Romans lived in Tiel to trade. When Dorestad, the current town called Wijk bij Duurstede, was destroyed by plundering Vikings in the 9th century, Tiel grew into an international trading city. Later, Tiel joined the Hanseatic League and even made its own coins. In the 19th century, Tiel - with all its (cattle) markets - used to be a meeting place for people from all over the region. To this day, this trend is being continued by Tiel’s new cultural center.

Facts & Figures

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Year 896

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51.89242 latitude and 5.430438 longitude

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UNESCO World Heritage

The inundation canal as part of the New Dutch Waterline, since 2021

What is the city known for?

Fruity city mascot Flipje


Appelpop is a free multi-day music festival in the second weekend of September. Many famous national and international artists and bands climb the three stages for about 150.000 music lovers. Fruitcorso is (since 1961) a unique event in the word and has been awarded a Cultural Heritage status. On the third weekend of September, you can see a parade of wheeled installations from fruit and vegetables through the streets in the city center, visit a food truck festival and admire beautiful fruit mosaics at the greens alongside the city’s canals.