"The Dutch Pyramids" Borger by Pijlmans

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Hunebeds, or dolmen, are tombs built over 5000 years ago by the people of the Funnelbeaker culture.

The boulders were brought to the Netherlands from Scandinavia, during the Ice Ages.

Hunebed Center

There are 54 hunebeds in the Netherlands. Because more than 10 of them are in the direct vicinity of Borger, Borger is also called the Hunebed Capital of the Netherlands.

The Hunebed Centre/Museum is built next to the largest hunebed (D27) of the Netherlands.

Boomkroonpad and other walks

The environment of Borger offers a lot of nature to explore.

There is a construction in the forest, where you can walk between the tree tops. This is called the Boomkroonpad.

In the tip section are descriptions of several hikes you can do in the nature around Borger. One of them, called Bijvoetpad, takes you along most of the hunebeds.

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  • In a nutshell:A must-see part of Dutch history
  • Last visit to Borger: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    This is a very nice page, I would love to visit (and try the tofu)! And it looks like paradise for my dad! He has driven all across Germany to see much, much smaller dolmen. I wonder if he never heard of Borger! But I'll tell him, maybe he can go there during his next trip to the Netherlands.
    I really am amazed by the pictures, I have seen quite a lot of dolmen as well, but never so big and never so many close together.
    I wonder if you can use a bike on the walking track that connects them, or is it really only for walking?

  • Turska's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2010 at 1:35 AM

    Thanks for the tips.Might be intrestinh palce to visit.And my husband is grazy about pigvins :D

  • Airpunk's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2009 at 3:07 AM

    Hey Dennis - bedankt voor je Borger - tips. Ze zijn echt goed! Ik heb niet geweten, dat er zo interessante plekken dichtbij de grens zijn. Groeten uit Hamburg - Karl

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2009 at 2:45 AM

    Fantastic tips, how do one get from Utrecht to Borger? Is it far? I will be in Utrecht in 7 days time ;-)


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