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Living in Heerlen

Heerlen is a contemporary city where a population of approximately 90,000 live and work in a green and sustainable environment. There is always something to see, do and experience in Heerlen. Heerlen has one of the country’s major theatres, a large music venue and one of the oldest cinemas in the Netherlands. It is also home to numerous museums, the cultural diary is packed full of inclusive and entertaining events and Heerlense street culture is well-known, with more than 40 stunning murals across the city.

Working in Heerlen

Heerlen is the employment location of choice for many large organisations in the region: APG, DSM, CBS, Zuyderland Hospital, Doc Morris and Medtronic. Making good use of our border location the city centre and campuses are are easily accessible by car and public transport.

Education in Heerlen

Childcare and schools are well-spread throughout the city. In addition, there is a wide choice of Waldorf/Steiner schools, public schools, and schools offering special needs education. Zuyd University of Applied Sciences offers a large number of courses, some of which are unique in the Netherlands. The Open University is headquartered in Heerlen and offers online scientific education and research for almost 15,000 students, many researchers and PhD candidates and mature-aged students.

Council offices

Geleenstraat 27
6411 HP Heerlen
+31 (0)45 560 5040



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