View of Tegelen
Coat of arms of the German municipality of Jülich
Flag of (the former municipality of) Tegelen
in 1988

Village in the municipality of Venlo, situated in the Netherlands.

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City and municipality in the southeastern Netherlands, close to the border with Germany.

Mayor Antoin Scholten (2019)
Map circa 1850
Topographic map of the city of Venlo, as of March 2014
City hall of Venlo
Limburgs Museum
Fontys International Campus Venlo
Geert Wilders, 2014
Hubert Goltzius, 1574
Chantal Janzen, 2016
Chriet Titulaer, 1984
Carla Beurskens, 1982
Rick Hoogendorp, 2006

In 2001, the municipalities of Belfeld and Tegelen were merged into the municipality of Venlo.


Temperate complex stage in the glacial history of Northern Europe.

The stage was introduced by Zagwijn in 1957 based on geological formations in Tegelen in southern Netherlands.

Duchy of Jülich

The Duchy of Jülich (Herzogtum Jülich; Hertogdom Gulik; Duché de Juliers) comprised a state within the Holy Roman Empire from the 11th to the 18th centuries.

Map of the Lower Rhenish–Westphalian Circle around 1560, Duchy of Jülich highlighted in red
Nideggen Castle
Map of the Lower Rhenish–Westphalian Circle around 1560, Duchy of Jülich highlighted in red
map of the Duchy of Jülich-Berg from Theater of the World, or a New Atlas of Maps and Representations of All Regions, edited by Willem and Joan Blaeu, 1645

In 1815, following the defeat of Napoleon, the duchy became part of the Prussian Province of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (after 1822 part of the Prussian Rhine Province), except for the cities Sittard and Tegelen, which became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Passion Play

Dramatic presentation depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ: his trial, suffering and death.

Crucifixion scene during the 2010 production of the musical The Promise: The Power of His Love in Fond du Lac, WI
Reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus in Texcoco, Mexico
Oberammergau Theatre (2013)
Overall view of the theatre in 2015 in Sordevolo, Italy
Roman Forum stage, in New Jerusalem
Budaörs Passion Play 2018
Alan Fenech interpreting Jesus Christ in Il-Mixja
Actor portraying Jesus on the cross during the Pagtaltal in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, Philippines, April 2010
'Drama de la Cruz', Monte Calvario, Alcorisa. Part of Ruta del Tambor y el Bombo.
Passion Trust logo 2014

De Passiespelen is a re-enactment of the Passion of the Christ taking place every year that is divisible by 5, e.g., in 2005 and 2010. It is performed in the open air in Openluchttheater De Doolhof, in Tegelen. It originated in 1931 and has become an internationally acclaimed event drawing visitors from all over the world.

Roer (department)

Department of the French First Republic and later First French Empire in present-day Germany and the Netherlands.

Roer (red) besides other departments in the North of the French Empire, 1811
Map of the Roer departement, circa the early 1800s.

After Napoleon was defeated in 1814, the department was divided between the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (left bank of the Meuse and a strip along its right bank including Gennep, Tegelen and Sittard, in present-day Dutch Limburg) and the Kingdom of Prussia (Province of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, now part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).

Chantal Janzen

Dutch actress, singer and TV presenter.

Janzen performing as Jane in the stage musical Tarzan (2009)
Janzen with actress Monic Hendrickx in November 2019

Janzen was born in Tegelen.

Ted Noten

Dutch conceptual artist.

'Turbo Princess'' acrylic pendant (1995).
Fashionista necklace in green (2009).
Chanel 001 gun bag in black (2011).

Born in the Dutch town of Tegelen in 1956, Noten explored careers such as bricklaying and nursing at a psychiatric hospital before applying to art school.

Sjors Verdellen

Dutch former professional footballer who played as a centre back.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

Born in Tegelen, Verdellen began his career in 1999 with VVV-Venlo, and later played with MVV Maastricht.

Max Warmerdam

Dutch chess player.

Warmerdam at the 2020 Tata Steel Challengers

Born in 2000, Warmerdam is from Tegelen in Limburg.

Theo Thurlings

Theo Turlings (1983)

Theodorus Lambertus Mathis Thurlings (Tegelen, 24 December 1916 – Wageningen, 10 September 1997) was a Dutch economist and politician.