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With a population of 30,000, the city of Heerenveen is the main urban centre in a municipality which also contains 15 attractive villages. Heerenveen has plenty to offer in terms of shops, work, culture, sports and recreation. Some 420 international employees lived in the municipality of Heerenveen in 2013, and the number is increasing.
The football club, SC Heerenveen, plays in the Dutch premier league, known as the ‘Eredivisie’. In the last few years, SC Heerenveen has often qualified for the Europa League. A football match with 26,000 fanatical supporters in the Abe Lenstra Stadium is not to be missed! In addition, Heerenveen is home to the top international speed skating stadium -Thialf – known worldwide as the ice speed skating centre of the world. International speed skating events in Thialf are a unique experience with the enthusiastic spectators all dressed in orange and singing along with the brass bands.
Culture and Museums
Heerenveen is home to a regional theatre, the Posthuis, in a historic building. It has a local museum telling the story of Heerenveen and the region, and for artlovers, there is the award winning Museum Belvedère, which attracts some 50,000 vistors from near and far.
Heerenveen is situated on the crossroads of the strategic north-south and east-west motorways A32 and A6/A7. Heerenveen has an intercity railway station on the line from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam. It is set in an attractive landscape with woods and lakes where you can walk, cycle and sail.
For more information visit: https://www.heerenveen.nl/