Heerlen, a city in the southeast of the Netherlands, forms a part of Parkstad Limburg. It is known for being at the heart of the coal mining industry in the late 19th century and is famous for being home to the Glaspaleis (Glass Palace).
- Heerlen's Glaspaleis
- Nederlands Mijnmuseum
- Castle of Hoensbroek
- Take a walk on the Brunssummerheide
- Catch a performance at the Theatre Heerlen
- Browse the stores of the Woonboulevard
Heerlen enjoys a moderate maritime climate. Summers are cool, with temperatures reaching average highs of 22ºC, while winters are mild, with temperatures reaching average lows of 0ºC. Precipitation reaches its highest levels in November and December.
Getting There & Around
Maastricht-Aachen Airport is Heerlen’s nearest airport, located just 16 km away from the city centre. Tourists can also choose to fly into Eindhoven Airport, as from here they can take a bus and then train to the city. The international airports of Brussels, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf are around three hours away from the city by car; rental cars can be found at all three of these airports.
Tourists can easily get around the city by bus or train. The use of a rental car is convenient for those wishing to explore the outskirts of town. The city centre can easily be explored by bike or on foot.
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