Heerlen, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Heerlen
Coat of arms of Heerlen

Number of inhabitants: 68.108
Number of national monuments: 145

Summary of Heerlen


The Saint Pancratius Church in Heerlen
The Saint Pancratius Church in Heerlen

In the south of the country, namely South Limburg, there is a nice cozy city called Heerlen. This city is known for its shops, there are many terraces where you can enjoy and is located in the hills of Limburg.

Heerlen is the 4th largest city in Limburg. The largest is Maastricht followed by Venlo and the 3rd city is Sittard

if you put this in a row then Heerlen is worth a visit


Interesting history of Heerlen


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Heerlen is known as one of your youngest industrial cities, but the city is old and goes back to Roman times. although Heerlen at that time was not yet a city but a village with a few inhabitants.

In the year 1816 Heerlen was part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1830 during the Belgian revolt (1830) Heerlen joined the Kingdom of Belgium this lasted 9 years
in the year 1839 the city came under the Netherlands again


Heerlen Landmarks


The Promenade in Heerlen
The Promenade in Heerlen

If you like old cities then this is not the place for you, there are some places of interest, including: Hoensbroek Castle +/- 7.8 KM, the Saint Pancratius Church, this church dates from the 14th century. A nice modern attraction is the Glass Palace, finally Castle Terworm is fun to watch.


Shopping in Heerlen


The Corio Shopping Center in Heerlen
The Corio Shopping Center in Heerlen

As mentioned before, Heerlen is a very nice shopping city if you like shopping then you are in the right city Heerlen has many small shops and many large retail chains everything can be found in Heerlen. the busiest shop tails include the Promenade, Sarolestraat

there are still many shopping streets that are all car free.

There are also 2 covered shopping centers these are called Het Loon Shopping Center & Corio Shopping Center

Heerlen:
Shopping evening: Thursday


Things to do in Heerlen


The Theater in Heerlen
The Theater in Heerlen

There are many activities to experience in Heerlen, for example, go to the zoo or visit a castle and take a look in one of the museums.


MUSEUMS HEERLENATTRACTIONS HEERLEN
  • mining museum. Click here for the site.
  • Thermal Museum (exhibition on Roman finds). Click here for the site.
  • Limburg Observatory. Click here for the site.
  • Hoensbroek Castle. Click here for the site.
  • Million line. Click here for the site.
  • Terworm Castle. Click here for the site.
  • Mondo Verde. (Landgraaf) Click here for the site.
  • snow world. (Landgraaf) Click here for the site.
  • GiGA Zoo. (Kerkrade) Click here for the site.
CINEMAS HEERLENTHEATERS HEERLEN
  • Quatro Cinema, cinema with regular program. Click here for the website
  • Vue Kerkrade, cinema with regular program. Click here for the website
  • Film house de Spiegel, cinema with special program. Click here for the site.
  • SCHUNCK* cinema with special program. Click here for the site.
  • Theater Heerlen. Click here for the site.
  • Cultural House Heerlen. Click here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Heerlen


The shopping center Het Loon in Heerlen
The shopping center Het Loon in Heerlen

Heerlen is located in a very green environment everywhere there is nature, for example Brunssummerheide, Aambos


Steps in Heerlen


The Pancratiusplein in Heerlen
The Pancratiusplein in Heerlen


in Heerlen there are many entertainment venues a nice night out is definitely recommended in the area are also many dischoteken


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