Heerlen – Twinning

Below is a brief history of our twinning weekends with Heerlen, a city within the Netherlands. We first visited back in 2000 and since then we try to alternate visits between Shaftesbury and Heerlen.

 

2000 – Heerlen – First visit of Geoff Pipe and two other Rotarians to Heerlen

2001 – Shaftesbury – Carnival, wine tasting, flooding in Fontmell Magna

2002 – Heerlen – Nekum Winery, Roldus Industrion, Steam Train, Kasteel Oost Valkenburg

2003 – Shaftesbury – Boat trip to Bath, Italian restuarant, Swanage visit

2004 – Heerlen – Sunday Market Liege, Monschau

2005 – Shaftesbury – Boat trip to Poole

2006 – Heerlen – Kruisherenhotel Maastricht, Garden guy, boat trip to Thorn, Caverne Geulhem

2007 – Shaftesbury – Salisbury Cathedral, pig racing,, Kingston Lacy

2008 – Postponed – Due to fire in Eurotunnel

2009 – Heerlen – Tongeren (B), Winery Genoelselderen (B), Vaals

2010 – Shaftesbury – Wells Cathedral

2011 – Heerlen – C-mine Genk, Arresthotel Roermond

2012 – Shaftesbury – Furleigh Estate Winery, Fish & chips at Philip’s house, Stourhead

2012 – Heerlen – Gaiazoo, Concert in Heerlen, Aachen Cathedral

2014 – Shaftesbury – Great Dorset Steam Fair, Shelley Theatre (Red Arrows Talk), Bournemouth Air Show

2016 – Heerlen – local brewery, castle and modern art exhibition and children’s school funded by Ronald McDonald

2017 – Shaftesbury – SS Great Britain, Clifton suspension bridge, Haines Motor Museum 

2018 – Herleen – Buffet welcome meal, Monastic Vineyard Wine tasting

2019 – Shaftesbury – Somerset Cider Company tour, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Hauser and Wirth gallery, Godminster Cheese Shop.

 

Group Twinning Shot

 

For more information on the Heerlen Rotary Club, please click this link: www.rotary.nl/heerlenlandvanrode/