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Vaals Border Triangle Route GR6

· 5 reviews · Hiking trail · Vaals
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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.
moderate
Distance 15.2 km
4:01 h
261 m
261 m
321 m
143 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 routepunt@visitzuidlimburg.nl. A complete walking map showing many dozens of other walking routes in this region can be easily ordered from www.webshop.visitzuidlimburg.nl.

Author’s recommendation

Take time out to visit one of the towers on Vaalserberg hill. You'll have a beautiful view over the Euregion from there.
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Update: December 20, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
321 m
Lowest point
143 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Kasteel Bloemendal
De Bokkerijder Dreiländerpunkt

Safety information

Please stay on the designated paths.

Tips and hints

Visit Zuid-Limburg

Walramplein 6, Postbus 820, 6300 AV Valkenburg aan de geul

T: 0031-(0)43-609 8500

E: info@visitzuidlimburg.nl

I: www.visitzuidlimburg.nl

Start

Koningin Julianaplein 1A, 6291 AP Vaals (198 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.770680, 6.019600
DMS
50°46'14.4"N 6°01'10.6"E
UTM
32U 289856 5628559
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Destination

Koningin Julianaplein 1A, 6291 AP Vaals

Turn-by-turn directions

To take this route, follow the special red Border Route signs, which show the route number.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The route is accessible by public transport. For more information, see www.9292.nl.

Getting there

To plan your trip by car, use our journey planner. Parking is available in the centre of Vaals or at the Border Triangle.  

Parking

Parking is available in the centre of Vaals or at the Border Triangle. 

Coordinates

DD
50.770680, 6.019600
DMS
50°46'14.4"N 6°01'10.6"E
UTM
32U 289856 5628559
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

www.webshop.visitzuidlimburg.nl

Author’s map recommendations

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.

Equipment

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!

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Rating

3.8
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S H
December 29, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? December 27, 2022
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May 29, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 28, 2022
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.2 km
Duration
4:01 h
Ascent
261 m
Descent
261 m
Highest point
321 m
Lowest point
143 m
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