After Helmond was granted city rights around the year 1232, the textile industry in particular developed at a rapid pace. Later on, the metal industry also flourished in the city.

Trade and industry

From the Middle Ages, Helmond was an active centre of trade and industry. The textile industry developed at a rapid pace, after granted city rights around 1232. Later on, also the metal industry flourished in the city.

Helmond Castle

The most important manifestation of Helmond's past is undoubtedly the castle.