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Nearest Airports to Heerlen are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre
 Brunsumm Airport (distanced approximately 3.7 km)
 Brunswick NAS Airport (distanced approximately 4.4 km)
 Geilenkirchen Airport (distanced approximately 7.9 km)
 Maastricht Airport (distanced approximately 15 km)
 Aachen/merzbruck Airport (distanced approximately 16 km)

By train

Heerlen has two railway stations(Station Heerlen and drive Hoensbroek)and three Veolia stations: { Station Heerlen , Heerlen Kissel Station and Station Heerlen Woonboulevard ). The management of other public transport is also owned by Veolia.

Key places to visit
Glass Palace, Castle Hoensbroek, St. Pancratius Church, My Dutch museum, Thermenmuseum, Oil Mill, Welter Mill


Places to Visit

Glass Palace

The Glass Palace is a former department store in Heerlen in 1933 was designed by Dutch architect Frits Peutz . It is one of the icons of the Modern Movement .Peutz designed the building materials for the Heerlen merchant Peter Schunck . This was in the center of Heerlen in the Pancratius church bought several houses, and wanted to build a large store. After he had looked around many European department stores, he commissioned a sort of Peutz covered market design. Peutz drew a grid consisting of twenty mushroom-shaped columns on each floor. The higher the building is, the thinner, these columns out. Because the wall is not supporting this function could be performed entirely in glass diamond. The result was a modern building in which the substances of Schunck and at an outdoor market could be displayed in full daylight. The design of Peutz was very revolutionary for its time, but suited the ideas that Marcel van Grunsven was mayor of the city. The construction was on 14 May 1934 began, and on 31 May 1935 the building was opened.

Castle Hoensbroek

Gebrookhoes or zoo Gaya is one of the largest castles in Netherlands . This imposing water castle is considered "the most royal castle between the Rhine and Meuse. The oldest part of the castle, especially the high round tower, dates from around 1360 , when Herman Hoen it rebuilt, but there was in this swamp or broken has a precursor, called a motte -castle in 1225. In 1250 was the site of the present castle was built a fortified house. Due to its strategic location for Brabant to the major trade routes to Maastricht, Aachen and Cologne, the castle was expanded in stages to the largest castle between the Meuse and Rhine. It contains not less than 67 rooms, rooms and spaces.

St. Pancratius Church

The St. Pancratius Church is a Roman Catholic church in Heerlen . The church is located on a church square in the center of Heerlen. The same square are also glass palace and tower rascal . The square is surrounded by restaurants. The church and parish are named after the saint Pancratius .In the 12th century is Heerlen Theoderich of Are Church separated from Voerendaal and the St. Pancratius parish was established. The construction of the church begins. The age of the St. Pancratius was determined using a comparative study. However, after the study of both the Notre Dame Basilica and the Church of Rolduc construction times placed two centuries earlier. It is suggested that the construction of the Church Pancratius even earlier, possibly the 11th and 10th centuries seem likely . Through the centuries many cultivated and built. The most radical was an increase in 1901-1903 by Jos Cuypers . It was the neo-Gothic choir from 1863 to make way for a tower and transept with a new chorus, all in neo-Romanesque style.

My Dutch museum

Dutch Mining Museum is a museum in the Limburg municipality of Heerlen.In my Dutch museum includes a portion of the "Rein Bettink Collection" to see. An extensive collection of, among others: my lights , finishing hammers , styles, caps and many others my stuff.Dutch Mining Museum is housed in the shaft building of "Shaft II" of the former Nassau my I . The building has recently been included in UNESCO's top 100 sites . In the so called building the collection of 1897 original collection dating machine on display.


It is a Thermenmuseum 1977 opened museum in Heerlen , built around the excavation of a Roman bathhouse.In 1940, the center of Heerlen discovered the foundation of the main building of the Roman settlement Coriovallum , the thermal baths . The farmer plowing fallow pasture was kept at 18 June of that year with his team in a column fragment stabbing. A few days later began an amateur archaeologist Dr. HJ Beckers with a large excavation in 1941 were the most impressive archaeological remains of the Netherlands uncovered. The importance of the discovery was immediately recognized. They covered the ground with a layer of soil to re-excavated in 1975 and to be included within the walls of a new museum complex. The Baths Museum is open for visitors since 1977. The plans for a roof had been made ​​during the present excavation in 1941, architect Frits Peutz . In Thermenmuseum not only the remains of the huge Roman baths to admire but also many archaeological objects found in this region.

Oil Mill

The Oil Mill 's sixteenth-century watermill at the foot of the Molenberg in Aambos in Heerlen.The mill was founded with the name in the Crouwel. The current name tells a lot about the function of the mill, squeezing oil from oilseeds. This was not always the case. The primary function of the mill and fulling mill , fulling wool. The mill is powered by the Caumerbeek .There is a copy of a deed, dated 31 May 1710 , indicating that the mill was built on 9 May 1502 on behalf of the family Van Schaesberg. This copy is a forgery to the rights of the construction of the mill by the graves of Schaesberg the king of Spain to prove. Although the names of the notables not match the people in those positions at the beginning of the sixteenth century, it could be that since the 0 to 1 June. This makes it also built in 1562 could be.

Welter Mill

The Welter Mill is a watermill in Heerlen .The mill is a middle Slagmolen and is on the edge of the pond Welter , Welter on the Kerkstraat in the district Welten . The mill is powered by the Yellow Brook .The mill is already in 1381 called belonged to the House to Strijthagen Worlds , even House for Welten said. The mill was restored in 1982 . During the French period the complex was owned by Henri Philippe and Jean Veugen Veugen Godefroid.

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