Heerlen
The Essential
Heerlen, a small former mining town, lies in the heart of the vast Dutch coal fields close to the German border. Although the town lived for many years from the labour of its miners, industry has since replaced mining as the main economic activity in the region. In addition to the museums dedicated to mining, don't miss the "Glass Palace", one of the oldest departments stores in Europe, which has been transformed into a striking cultural centre by a couple of bold architects.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Heerlen

Hoensbroek Castle Hoensbroek Castle
Hoensbroek Castle
Heerlen
1:00
Thermenmuseum (Baths Museum)
Thermenmuseum (Baths Museum)
Heerlen
1:00
St-Pancratiuskerk
St-Pancratiuskerk
Heerlen
0:15