from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Netherlands east-northeast of Maastricht near the German border. It is a manufacturing center in a coal-mining area. Population: 90,500.


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  • Leaving the highway in Heerlen confused us, and it turned out that we had turned back when we were acrually going in the right direction, taking a ten minute detour.

    Lextalionis IV

  • In other cities, such as Heerlen, Brunssum and Kerkrade, too, large gradients have been observed in the ground shifts which could affect infrastructure and buildings.


  • Tuesday at DSM's headquarters in the southern Dutch city of Heerlen, Mr. Sijbesma will announce its second-quarter results, which analysts are expecting to show a slight rise in quarterly revenue to €2.3 billion and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of €341 million.

    Looking Beyond the Fossil Age

  • The station at Heerlen was decorated with signs wishing us a good time and speakers blasting out Wir sind Helden.

    Pinkpop revisited « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • (My latest came on a bike in the rain in Heerlen.)

    Food therapy. The way the French might do it.

  • An external spokesman for London-based Tate & Lyle, a spokeswoman for Heerlen, Netherlands-based DSM and a spokeswoman for New York-based KKR also declined to comment. -- Top News

  • They met during the war when Laman and another American soldier were billeted in the Leufkens family's home in Heerlen in 1944. - Local News

  • Hoopes contacted the Limburger newspaper in Heerlen about the story in March and sent along photos Laman had from the war. - Local News

  • When employees of the Dutch city Heerlen in 2004 began investigating ways to reduce the city's dependence on fossil fuels, a coal mine was not necessarily the most obvious place to start.

    European Tribune

  • In total, some 20 million euros were spent on the 'Minewater' project, which included Heerlen and a disused mining area in Scotland called Shawfairn.

    European Tribune


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