We live in Sittard, the southern part of the Netherlands. We're quite fortunate in the sense that we can be in Germany, Belgium and Netherlands all in one day (we've done 5 countries in a day!). we sometimes shop for Aidan's baby stuff at Aachen, Germany, which is just 20 mins away from home. we get our halal meat in Belgium, and we live in the Netherlands. But if you go to Vaals, you can be in 3 countries at once! that stone in the picture represents where the 3 countries meet.
This is trully a tourist spot. loads of people by the bus loads come up here to witness the view and stand on that sad stone represending the boarders. you can climb up the tower to get a clearer view, if not just stop your car in a safe bay to snap a few shots (like what we did). we were really lucky as that day, there werent many people. the rain had just stopped and it was dinner time, most tourist were gone... we got to snap loads of photos of Aidan posing!
Vaals is actually a mountain. going up to the 3 point country reminds me of going up Frazer's Hill and Cameron Highlands. this is where the 3 countries meet, giving the summit the name of Drielandenpunt ("Three-Country Point") in Dutch, Dreiländereck ("Three-Country Corner") in German, or Trois Frontières ("Three Borders") in French.
There's a cafe, a couple of restaurants, a fritur shop, a gift shop, a woody forest, and activity grounds for kids to play. ample carpark!
Here's Aidan, on the Belgium side..
Monday, 10 September 2007
And Aidan on the German side..
And Aidan on the Netherlands side..