Molenberg (literally Millhill) is a former mining colony in the south-western part of Heerlen, southeastern Netherlands.

Land house attorney Wijnands (Frits Peutz, 1919), at the bottom of the Molenberglaan

When work started in 1913 it was called Molenbergpark (Millhillpark).[1]

The mining colony was created to house mining executives (alongside the slope of the hill, towards the centre of Heerlen), engineers (alongside the mean road), and miners.[2]

Although much of the plan logical work was done by architect Jan Stuyt, there are/were also buildings designed by Frits Peutz (Land house attorney Wijnands, 1919, the Broederschool (school building) 1921,[3] Kapel Broederhuis, 1932), Theo Boosten (church Pius X (now demolished), 1961), and C. Franssen & J. Franssen (church Verschijning van de Onbevlekte Maagd, 1926).[citation needed]

The first house were completed in 1916, in 1918 a second project was started, and between 1928-1938 the centre of Molenberg was filled.[1]

In 1951 the construction of another part was started, called the "Witte Wijk",[4] designed by Jos Klijnen.


  1. ^ a b "Molenberg". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-05-29. Website Heerlen
  2. ^ [1] website
  3. ^ "Activiteiten". Archived from the original on 2005-04-20. Retrieved 2006-05-29. Broederschool website
  4. ^ [2] Archived 2009-03-30 at the Wayback Machine Witte Wijk website

Coordinates: 50°53′04″N 5°59′44″E / 50.88444°N 5.99556°E / 50.88444; 5.99556