Title image Square © Gemeinde Tiel


Tiel, fruit city by the river Waal
Welcome to Tiel, The Netherland’s  fruit town by the river Waal in the heart of the Betuwe region. This is an area characterized by lots of delicious fruits. Meet our fruity city mascot Flipje and enjoy major events like Appelpop music festival and the Fruitcorso event, a unique parade of wheeled installations from fruit and vegetables. Visit our historic center with its atmospheric shopping streets that remind you of the Hanseatic period. It is very cozy, with numerous shops, restaurants, cafes, beautiful parks and city gardens. 

Tiel then and now
As said, in the 19th century, Tiel was an important regional center for trading livestock and agricultural crops, such as grain. Pigs were sold on the Varkensmarkt (Pigs Market), the wool market was on the Kleiberg, butter was traded on the Plein (the Square) and the grain trade took place on the Korenbeursplein (Graid Trade Square). Although these types of markets no longer take place, Tiel still fulfills a central function for the region. People come to shop, visit restaurants, enjoy performances in the theater and much more!


Stadsmuur en Waterpoort © Gemeinde Tiel

City wall and Waterpoort (Water Gate)

Tiel was once a strongly fortified city with gates, canals and city walls, of which remains can still be admired. 

Maartenskerk © Gemeinde Tiel

Church ‘Maartenskerk’

This church was built around the year 900 and the largest of size in the 15th century. 

Gotisch Huis © Gemeinde Tiel

Gotisch Huis (Gothic house)

Monument dating from the 16th century, when Tiel was a member of the Hanseatic League.


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