Heel, Netherlands

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(in Dutch) Heel
(in Limburgish) Hael
St. Stephanus church
St. Stephanus church
Flag of (in Dutch) Heel (in Limburgish) Hael
Location of (in Dutch) Heel (in Limburgish) Hael
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceLimburg (Netherlands) Flag.png Limburg
MunicipalityMaasgouw vlag.svg Maasgouw
 (1 January 2015)
 • Total4,474
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Heel (About this soundpronunciation ) is a town and former municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. The town is located near the E25 motorway and the river Meuse.


In pre-Roman times, this was the location of the Gallic town of Catualium.[1]

In 1821, the municipality of Pol en Panheel, covering the village of Panheel and the hamlet Pol, merged with Heel to form a municipality called Heel en Panheel.[2] In 1991, it was renamed simply Heel. On January 1, 2007, the municipality of Heel was merged into the municipality of Maasgouw.

Surrounding area[edit]

Major cities in the surrounding areas are;

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Willems, W.J.H. (1994). "Die villa rustica von Voerendaal (NL) und die ländliche Besiedlung". S.K. Palägy (Ed.),Forschungen und Ergebnisse. Internationale Tagung über römische Villen. 3 (May): 116–23. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.

Coordinates: 51°10′N 5°53′E / 51.167°N 5.883°E / 51.167; 5.883