Discover Heerlen

Burgundy enjoyment, adventure together or relaxing in nature: it's all possible in Heerlen. And you will always discover something new, because everywhere artists leave works of art and there is something on the full events calendar. Moreover, all attractions in the region are less than fifteen minutes away from each other! 

Many events

You can enjoy in Heerlen the International Breakdance Event (IBE), Cultura Nova, ParkCity Live, Limburgs Mooiste.... Just a selection of the many, beautiful and special events! Whether you like festivals, sports, music or dance, culture or lectures and exhibitions. 

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Attractions, museums and venues

Parkstad Limburg has already been voted the best tourist destination in the world! Discover for yourself why: a day out to a major day attraction such as Kinderstad, Kasteel Hoensbroek, GaiaZOO or Mondo Verde, sporting activities in our skate hall, Snowworld, at the Bare Foot Path or the climbing wall, going to a show or concert in our special theater or the Nieuwe Nor, an exhibition in Schunck or reliving old times in the Mining Museum or Thermenmuseum? It's all possible. Attractions each with a unique character and less than fifteen minutes drive from each other. 

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Typical Heerlen

If you are in Heerlen, you are sure to come across this:

  • the extensive collection of Murals; colorful murals, large and small! 
  • the 5 squares. Their unique beauty is highlighted by colorful murals and social sofas.
  • the'Heëlesj plat'". 

Enjoying the greenery

Do you enjoy walking or prefer to go by bike? Heerlen is in a special location against the hills and sandwiched between two stream valleys. Discover the many routes. Starting points include the Visitor Center Brunssummerheide, the Oil Mill, the Coffee House, Terworm, La Valeur or, of course, the center of Heerlen. You can spend hours in the greenery with climbs, descents, beautiful panoramas and many dozens of special plant and animal species. 

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Shopping in Heerlen

Heerlen has a shopping center with two covered centers. Surrounding the shopping heart are streets that are just a little different. The Geleenstraat, Oranje Nassaustraat, Dautzenbergstraat, Honigmannstraat and just over the railroad tracks the Willemstraat. And then Heerlen also has the nicest markets, the largest home furnishing boulevard and a car boulevard. Plenty of choice! Check out the information on shopping in Heerlen.

And Heerlen is easily accessible. Few traffic jams, direct connections, train stations close to shopping areas, free bicycle parking and plenty of parking. View accessibility and parking.

History of Heerlen

Heerlen begins as Coriovallum over 2,000 years ago with the arrival of the Romans and develops into a true mining town in the 20th century. Heritage that is still visible in Heerlen. And that you can also discover in several locations in the city and at museums and archives. For example, Heerlen has the oldest bathhouse in the Netherlands. View information about our rich history