Van der Valk Hotel Heerlen

Terworm 10, Heerlen, Limburg, 6411 RV, Netherlands | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Heerlen

Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

... of going down there without a guide. It would be akin to a death sentence, I think.

I spent the rest of the day just poking around Maastricht and taking photos, although I headed back to the hostel to rest, as I’ve been feeling a bit tired lately. I suspect the hosteling life is getting to me, but I did manage to pop out for a little package of fritjes later in the evening. Anyways, my goal had been accomplished: I finally saw the fabled tunnels of ...

What I Came Here to do - School

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

So I've finished two full weeks of classes, and I have to say, this is so much different than the University of Minnesota. Problem-Based Learning is a completely new concept to me, and I'm still figuring out if I like it.

First of all, there are really no lectures (I actually have a lecture every Wednesday for one of my classes but it is "optional" = ain't gonna happen). Everything is discussion based, and all of the discussions are led by the students ...

Prince Carnaval

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... Prince Carnaval symbolically runs the city during Carnaval. The mayor hands over the key to the city and then the celebration begins and lasts until they transfer it back. Well the Prince Carnaval, it turns out, was the baker with the giant head, and they take him up to a stage in the middle of the Markt, parade him around for a bit, sing some, and then unveil who it is. Then they sing, dance, and generally party because Carnaval is just around the corner.
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Exploring Maastricht

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... we had to by a ticket to see the rest of the church and the treasury. Oops, stupid Americans. So we decided to come back again a different day to check it out.

Later on, we went down to the Maas River and took a boat tour of the city. The boat was basically a restaurant too, and served drinks and waffles, so of course we had to try a waffle. The waitress-y lady person came up to us and we tried to ask what 'slagroom' was, ...

Arrival Week

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... to the city. He reminds me a lot of R.T. Rybak, very energetic and a good sense of humor. What is interesting is that to become a city's mayor in the Netherlands, you aren't actually elected. Instead, you're appointed by the king. As the mayor put it, "you don't have to be popular or good-looking, you just have to get the king to like you." You don't even have to live in the city you want to be mayor of. Basically how it works is you write a letter to the king saying you have ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located on Terworm 10, Heerlen, is near Rietveld Schröder House (Rietveld Schröderhuis) and Thermenmuseum (Roman Baths Museum).
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