Guided tour through the Glaspaleis

Guided tour through the Glaspaleis

The 'modern' Glaspaleis is a modernist building in the city centre of Heerlen. Formerly a fashion house and department store it has a long history and tells the whole story of the city of Heerlen.

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The Glaspaleis in which SCHUNCK is not just an ordinary building. Apart form it's extraordinary architecture, this modernist building tells the story of Heerlen and the Parkstad region. The Glaspaleis reflects the history of the city; the growth of Heerlen, the wealth because of the mines, the rise of modernist buildings, the life of the shoppers  at the Schunck department store, but also the closure of the mines and the demise of Heerlen.

During a tour through this special building, a museum teacher will take you through it's special history. You will learn about the vision and ambition behind the design and gain insight into the past and present.

Practical information

We offer our tours in Dutch, would you like a tour in English of German? Please contact us for your personal requests.

We organise tours for everyone, young and old. The content of the tour can be adapted to the interests or level of knowledge of the participants.

  • Duration: approximately 60 minutes
  • Number: a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 20 participants
  • Costs: €80 / €100 including introductory film

If a group is too large for one tour, it will be split up so that the guide can be understood by all participants. 

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