Did You Know: Vaalserberg

Did you know? — By on 2011/10/30 7:14 AM

Did you know that the highest point in the European part of the Netherlands is just 322.7 metres (1,059 ft)?

The Vaalserberg is a hill located in the province of Limburg, at the south-easternmost edge of the country in the municipality of Vaals, some three kilometres west of Aachen.

Before 10 October 2010, the Vaalserberg was the highest point in the Netherlands, until upon the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles (Caribbean country) when Mount Scenery on Saba (877 m; 2,877 ft) became part of the Kingdom.

* The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with territory in Western Europe and in the Caribbean.

The four parts of the Kingdom— Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten—are referred to as “countries”, and participate on a basis of equality as partners in the Kingdom.



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