Last Sunday we went for a drive to the country. The region where I spent my childhood is close to the highest point of the Netherlands. And would you believe I had never been there? So we drove to the watch-tower on the Vaalserberg. It is located on the spot where three countries meet namely Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. While writing this post it suddenly occurred to me that the pictures I took on Sunday are historic now. Since 10.10.2010 the highest point of the Netherlands is Mount Scenery on the isle of Saba. Saba was part of the Dutch Antilles which ceased to exist last Monday. Curacoa, Aruba and St. Maarten chose to be independent countries while Saba, St. Eustacius and Bonaire prefered to stay part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Officially the three islands together are now a Dutch municipality.
Untill last Monday this was the highest point of the Netherlands, 323 m above NAP (sea level)
Typical for this region are the slim pointed church towers. You see them everywhere in the villages between the hills.