The history of the city of Roermond goes back to the Roman period. From the 3rd Century after Christ derived altar stone is the origin of the settlement. Rurgemunde is first mentioned in the year 1150th Over the centuries, Roermond became a city (1230), capital of Overkwartier Gelre and Hanseatic City (1442) was. The city was occupied in the past repeatedly: Spanish, French, Austrian and German were here. Since 1839 Roermond is one of the Netherlands.