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Heerlen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦeːrlə(n)] ; Limburgish: Heële) is a city and a municipality in the southeast of the Netherlands. It is the fourth largest municipality in the province of Limburg. Heerlen forms part of Parkstad Limburg, formerly known as Oostelijke Mijnstreek (Eastern Coal Mining District), an agglomeration with about 220,000 inhabitants. After its early Roman beginnings and a modest medieval period, Heerlen became a centre for the coal mining industry in the Netherlands in the late 19th century. In the 20th century, architect Frits Peutz played a major role in shaping the city as we know it today. His most famous design, and a distinctive building in the city centre, is the so-called Glaspaleis (Glass Palace), listed as one of the world's thousand most architecturally important buildings of the 20th century.

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This warm abode of Heerlen is a delightful place to visit in Netherlands. A gripping city on its own right, Rotterdam also deserves a visit. Add Rotterdam to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Market Hall, Diergaarde Blijdorp, Erasmusbrug. Also, to reach Heerlen, you'll have to take a flight to Rotterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Heerlen can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Heerlen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Heerlen

    Know the pollution level of Heerlen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Heerlen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Heerlen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Heerlen.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.33 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 83.33 (Very High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Heerlen - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 28.65 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.28 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Heerlen

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Heerlen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.86 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.52 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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