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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. There is a nice, broad strip at the side of the road, and when people stop at the Esso, you can talk to them. Expected waiting time is 5 to 15 minutes.
Tzuiop has used this spot three times, with max. 15 minutes waiting time. Google-Maps Link to the Esso : https://goo.gl/maps/tXDEyvyEeKuULADH8