The main setting for the Dutch Mountain Film Festival is the Royal Theater in Heerlen. Those who are not already familiar with this one-time cinema, will feast their eyes on the exquisite foyer and auditorium, with its extraordinarily plush cinema seats.


The Royal will soon be undergoing redevelopment. For that reason we have expanded our base camp with a mountain-hut cinema (Berghut Bios), 40 metres across the square from the Royal


The Berghut Bios not only has a film theatre, but a bar too. This is also the place where mountain-hut style food (BergsteigerEssen) will be served.

Opening times for Berghut Bios:

  • Friday 5 pm to 7 pm
  • Saturday 1 pm to 8 pm – with food (BergsteigerEssen) available from 5 pm to 7 pm.
  • Sunday 12 pm to 8 pm – with food (BergsteigerEssen) available from 4 pm to 7.30 pm.

Refreshments and snacks are available in the foyer of the Royal (on the first floor) before and after film showings.

Vouchers will be sold for ordering drinks (payment by debit card available) BergsteigerEssen can best be reserved via the ticket shop: first come, first served! Please note there are no toilets in the Berghut Bios.

The Royal Theater is close to the centre of Heerlen, where a large array of cafes and eateries can be found, especially at Pancratiusplein. Heerlen’s highest restaurant, Mijnstreek is just a stone’s throw away from the Royal.


By public transport

The Royal Theater is 2 minutes away by foot from Heerlen’s main railway station.

By bike

There are unattended bike stands in the direct vicinity of the cinema.
Heerlen has free supervised bicycle storage facilities at Akerstraat 20, approx. 12 minutes’ walk away.
Charging stations are available here for electric bicycles.
Opening times of the bicycle storage facilities:
Monday to Saturday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 12 midday to 6 p.m.

By car

As the cinema is situated in the middle of a pedestrianised zone, the Royal Theater can only be used for the dropping-off and picking-up of car passengers.
There is a multi-storey car park directly next to the Royal Theater: Q-park Coriocenter.


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