"Vaalserberg ? 'Drielandenpunt'" Vijlen Things to Do Tip by vtveen

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  Vaalserberg - 'Drielandenpunt'
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The southern part of the province of Limburg has a lot of hills (for us Dutchies it is almost mountainous) Close to Vijlen lies Vaals, near the border with Germany and belonging to the same municipality.

The Vaalserberg is the highest point of the Netherlands. This point is 322,5 meters above Normal Amsterdam Level (although there are sources saying it is even 322,7 m) and is marked with a plaque, just in front of border post number 1. Another sign is referring to the lowest point in the Netherlands: Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel.

Just a couple of meters away lies the so called ?Drielandenpunt? (Three Country Point), where the borders of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany intersect. From 1830 till 1919 it was even a ?Four Country Point? with the mini state of Neu Moresnet (in the meantime belonging to Belgium).
The boundary lines of these four countries can be seen in the cobbles.

The whole area on top of the Vaalserberg is a touristy hot spot with cafés, restaurants, panorama towers and a labyrinth; so don?t expect to be alone when discovering the highest point of Limburg and the Netherlands.

Address: Vaals, Limburg, the Netherlands
Directions: The Vaalserberg is situated nearby the town of Vaals. By car just follow the signs ?Vaals? and (later) 'Drielandenpunt'. It is about 5 km?s from Vijlen.
Website: http://www.drielandenpunt.nl/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 15, 2009
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