Vaals is an iconic spot in South Limburg. Not only is the town known for the Border Triangle and Vaalserberg hill, the highest point in the Netherlands, it is also at the centre of the glorious countryside of this border region.
Distance 15.2 km
Highest point321 m
Lowest point143 m
Border route Gr6 gives you a spectacular view over the Selzerbeek valley and shows you bustling Vaals town centre. On this walking route, you follow the special red Border Route signs, on which the route number is indicated, on the most beautiful paths along the borders we share with Germany and Belgium. Parking is available at the Border Triangle, which is also the nicest place to have a cup of coffee. If you're there anyway, you should venture into the mysterious maze.
If you have any comments about the route, please report them to firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete walking map showing many dozens of other walking routes in this region can be easily ordered from www.webshop.visitzuidlimburg.nl.
Take time out to visit one of the towers on Vaalserberg hill. You'll have a beautiful view over the Euregion from there.
Walramplein 6, Postbus 820, 6300 AV Valkenburg aan de geul
T: 0031-(0)43-609 8500
Koningin Julianaplein 1A, 6291 AP Vaals (198 m)
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Koningin Julianaplein 1A, 6291 AP Vaals
To take this route, follow the special red Border Route signs, which show the route number.
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The route is accessible by public transport. For more information, see www.9292.nl.
To plan your trip by car, use our journey planner. Parking is available in the centre of Vaals or at the Border Triangle.
Parking is available in the centre of Vaals or at the Border Triangle.
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This route is denoted by code Gr6 on the "Heuvelland Oost" tourist map. These tourist walking maps showing these and many dozens of other walking routes can be easily ordered online from www.webshop.visitzuidlimburg.nl. The maps cost €6.25 each.
For this hike, we recommend waterproof hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Be sure to bring enough water and take a little food with you, and you’ll be all set!