Heerlen The Essential
Called Coriovallum in olden times, this town was a Roman camp located on the road linking Boulogne to Cologne via Maastricht. At the beginning of the 20C, Heerlen was the main centre of the Dutch coal fields which cross the Limburg and extend into Belgium (Maaseik region) and Germany (Aix-la-Chapelle basin). Mining was abandoned in 1975. Since then many industries have set up in the region. Heerlen is also a large trading centre.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Heerlen
Hoensbroek Castle
Hoensbroek Castle
Surrounded by water, this imposing
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Thermenmuseum (Baths Museum)
Thermenmuseum (Baths Museum)
A slide presentation precedes a visit to
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St-Pancratiuskerk
St-Pancratiuskerk
This Romanesque church has as its
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