Peel en Maas

Peel en Maas (Dutch pronunciation: [peːl ɛn ˈmaːs]; Limburgish: Pieël en Maas) has been a new municipality in the southeastern Netherlands since 1 January 2010. It is situated in the province of Limburg. The municipality is formed by the towns of Panningen, Helden, Kessel, Kessel-Eik, Maasbree, Baarlo, Beringe, Egchel, Grashoek, Koningslust, and Meijel.[6] It has a population of more than 40.000 people from various backgrounds. The municipality has several facilities such as a high school, public library, swimming pool, and a well connected public bus transport system.

Peel en Maas
D'Erp Castle in Baarlo
Flag of Peel en Maas
Coat of arms of Peel en Maas
Highlighted position of Peel en Maas in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°20′N 5°59′E / 51.333°N 5.983°E / 51.333; 5.983Coordinates: 51°20′N 5°59′E / 51.333°N 5.983°E / 51.333; 5.983
Established1 January 2010[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorWilma Delissen-van Tongerlo (VVD)
 • Total161.35 km2 (62.30 sq mi)
 • Land159.37 km2 (61.53 sq mi)
 • Water1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation34 m (112 ft)
 (January 2021)[5]
 • Total43,660
 • Density274/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
5768, 5980–5995
Area code077
Logo Peel en Maas municipality

Each town has its own characteristics. The municipality's official slogan is: "beleef de ruimte!" (experience the space!).


The towns are situated in the Dutch province of Limburg. This province was part of the southern Catholic parts of the Low Lands. The towns used to be under Belgian, German, and eventually Dutch rule. Each town has a strong local identity and there is a healthy rivalry during the annual carnaval festivities.


The municipality has several noteworthy places to visit.

  • To the right is the Maas river with a boulevard in the city of Kessel
  • To the south is the Musschenberg and the Weerdbeemden natural reserve. Along this path is a former Roman street where Roman coins have been found.
  • Castle the Keverberg (Kessel)
  • Sint Antonius Windmill (Kessel)
  • Castle the Berckt (Baarlo)
Square in Panningen
The Keverberg Castle in Kessel



Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Peel en Maas, June 2015

Notable peopleEdit

Johannes Eillebrecht, 1912


  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2010" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2010]. (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Peel en Maas. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 5981CC". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  6. ^ Zelfsturende vitale gemeenschappen (Self-managing vital communities) (in Dutch). Eburon Uitgeverij B.V. 2012. pp. 55–. ISBN 978-90-5972-654-3.
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 24 August 2019
  8. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 24 August 2019

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