Heerlen is a city in the Southeast of the Netherlands.
- Access lanes of the N281 are reasonable spots to start. If driver goes only towards Simpelveld, Bocholtz or Kerkrade, then take the ride and hitch from the motorway junction N281 x A76. You are there 1.5 km from the A76-border petrol station Tienbaan, which is a great spot to find long(er) distance rides towards Berlin or Frankfurt am Main for example.
West towards Maastricht (A79)
- At the road Welterlaan, which is the beginning of the A79, there is an Esso petrol station. It is about 150 meters west of the N281. Stand with a sign Maastricht or Maastr. at the beginning of the exit lane to the petrol station. Expected waiting time is 5 to 10 minutes.