Distance to nearest bases: About to the GK back gate, Schinnen, and Brunssum; 25 minutes to the GK front gate
Distance to nearby towns: About 15-20 minutes to Heinsburg, 20 minutes to Geilenkirchen, and only 2 minutes to Sittard (we’re right on the border). With the imminent completion of the new highway, Tuddern will have an on/off ramp that will get you to the A2 in about 2 minutes.
Size of your town: Tuddern a moderate sized town with a lot of conveniences and the “county seat” for Selfkant.
Schools: There is a kindergarten near the Catholic church. The church offers a daycare/preschool program for children ages 3 – 6.
Sense of community: Tuddern is a small, reserved community. Many people living here are Dutch, with a pretty large population of American and Canadian families. There are two new neighborhoods, and a great new park for children. It seems very accepting of the Americans and Canadians that live in the town. The church has several festivals/celebrations such as St. Martin’s and a yearly Christmas bazaar where the proceeds benefit the church’s chosen charity.
- Eis Paradeis – one of the best-known ice cream parlors around. It is only open during the warm months, but well worth the wait.
- A shopping center with a Rewe (grocery with a bakery), Aldi, Kik (cheap clothing), Fressnapf (pet supply store), and DM (beauty, gifts, health foods)
- On the main street there is a bakery, travel shop, German phrmacy, bank, and several pizza restaurants
- 2 ATM machines – one located at the Kreisparkasse (bank) on the main street, and one near the Post Office
- Post Office and Florist are just off the main street, on the way to Sittard
- Il Roma has great pizza, pasta, and Indian food. They will take phone orders and offer several combo meals on their menu.
- O Portugese is touted to have great Portugese food
- There are 2 gas stations – an Esso and a Shell. The Esso takes the American gas ration card.