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Internationals discover the Medieval history of the Dutch city of Heerlen

On February 12 the event for the group ‘’Internationals in Heerlen’’ devoted to learning more about the beginnings of Heerlen, its medieval history took place.

The event was organized by the Dean Mr Hans Bouman together with the Honorary Consul of Lithuania Mr Aloys Bruggeman RE RA and the founder of the group Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska.

The group consisting of 14 nationalities was welcomed by the organizers and the English speaking guide Jos  in the center of Heerlen, at the Pancratius square at the maquette presenting the medieval Heerlen: Landsfort Herle.

Then the group saw a national monument: the tower: Schelmentoren which used to serve as a prison tower and which existed already in the 12th century. Now the Heerlen Carnaval society H.V.V. de Winkbülle is located here and it is not open for the public. Therefore it was very special that the Dean Mr Hans Bouman made it possible for the group to visit this unique location.

Afterwards the group went to another national monument: medieval Pancratius church (Pancratiuskerk) which it is believed started to be built in the 10th or 11th century.

Afterwards the group was welcomed at the cafe De Vrienden and enjoyed the typical dessert from the region of Limburg: vlaai, with a cup of tea or coffee.

The group ‘’Internationals in Heerlen’’ consists of more than 840 members. Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska created this group to support international people who moved to Heerlen and surroundings and provide them with necessary information.

We would like to thank:

Dean Mr Hans Bouman, Jos and Honorary Consulate of Lithuania for their support in organizing this event.

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