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Sittard-Geleen has all the ingredients for a nice day of serious shopping. More than anything else, the shopping centres are composed of unique boutiques and exclusive shops. But you'll also be able to find all your favourite national and international chains on the shopping boulevards. Of course, most neighbourhoods and villages also have their own shopping facilities for everyday needs.
For all things house and garden, you'll want to visit the Gardenz shopping boulevard. On Bergerweg and at Industrial Park North, you'll find many of the specialized dealers for home needs like kitchens, bathrooms, tiles, windows and doors, and rolling shutters.
Sittard-Geleen currently has 34 primary schools, operating from a total of 38 locations. Alongside the schools for standard primary education, the city has two schools for special primary education and two schools for continuing special education.
There are three secondary schools: Graaf Huyn College in Geleen; Trevianum in Sittard; and the DaCapo College with six locations in Sittard, Geleen, and Born.
The Leeuwenborgh Regional Training Centre offers secondary vocational education programmes at three locations in Sittard. For excellent higher vocational education programmes, look no further than Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Fontys University of Applied Sciences, both right in Sittard.
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Playing outside is very important, not only for a child's development into a balanced and healthy adult, but also for the liveability of neighbourhoods and communities. Often, children playing outside is the start of social contact in the community. Sittard-Geleen knows this, which is why the city maintains a broad range of play facilities distributed across the entire city.
The community facilities in Sittard-Geleen are outstanding. Community centres, multipurpose spaces, youth centres, sports fields, tennis parks, and indoor sports halls can be found everywhere.
Sittard-Geleen is a sporting city, as is evidenced from the many popular sports locations, like: Laco (indoor sport centre, swimming pool, and ice-skating rink); the sport complex on Sportcentrumlaan (indoor sport centre, sport fields, and swimming pool), ’t Anker (indoor sport centre, sports fields, and swimming pool), and the Sportzone Limburg (stadium, athletics track, sport field).
Sittard-Geleen is bursting with culture and has a number of professional cultural institutions, such as the youth theatre organization Het Laagland, Museum Het Domein, the art house Artamuse, BiblioNova, the Regional Historic Centre, Collegium Ad Mosam, and the Sittard-Geleen City Theatre. The city is also known for its thriving society life, with hundreds of clubs and associations for sporting, musical, and cultural interests.