We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Three Country Border

Aachen Vaals, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Review Highlights
Three countries in a matter of seconds!

We walked up from Aachen’s main centre. It took around 45 mins, but you can also drive up. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dunedin, New Zealand
via mobile
Just a cool place to go, esp with kids

How many places can you go where you can be in three countries at the same time? This spot, just a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tacoma, Washington
Read all 322 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Geographic point where Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Aachen Vaals, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (322)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up from Aachen’s main centre. It took around 45 mins, but you can also drive up. Great views - viewing platform as well (we didn’t go up due to the weather). There is a souvenir shop/cafe up there but it wasn’t open when...More

Thank nzhena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How many places can you go where you can be in three countries at the same time? This spot, just a 15-20 minute drive from Aachen Center is a cool place, and kids will love to put one foot in one country, the second in...More

Thank targhee42
Reviewed 2 November 2017

At the top of the hill, on the highest point in the Netherlands, is the trig point for three borders. It's not very often you get to stand over three countries at the same time so it's worth a visit. It was raining, low clouds...More

Thank amcs1983
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A point where these three countries met , one side each. There is a tower where anybody can climb a see the sides viewing the nearest city in Germany which is Aachen. To the other side is already The territory of Belgium. And the side...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 13 October 2017

When you've sampled the delights of Aachen and Maastricht here is something just a little different to spend an hour or two on. The exact point where the three countries meet is marked by a simple stone, although while we were there someone from the...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Whenever we have visitors we go here. There is a tower to climb giving you a perfect view over the three areas meeting here.

Thank matwen2016
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I was shocked to see how low this actually was--322 meters. My house is higher than that. You really get a sense of how low the Netherlands is when you come here. Such a low "mountain" is considered to be almost a national symbol and...More

1  Thank Ray V
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Going here to get pictures with my dogs was my sole purpose of this weekend's trip. We went here the Saturday before Labor Day and only stayed for a few minutes, but I got the pictures I wanted. It is a nice park like area...More

Thank rgd2017
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A lovely hike through the forestland of Germany lead us to the common point between Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. Super views from the top of watch tower. We came from Germany, it was a beautiful hike through the forests to reach the place, worth the...More

Thank Akanksha D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Yes it's a great feeling and idea to be stood in 3 different countries at the same time but the whole idea lacked other amenities. Souvenir shop closed and looked closed down and snack bar didn't even sell water. So unless you are coming to...More

Thank BandMa
Nearby HotelsSee all 41 hotels in Aachen
Hotel Paseo
3 reviews
2.35 km away
domicil Residenz Hotel Bad Aachen
25 reviews
3.95 km away
Hotel Baccara Aachen
17 reviews
4.35 km away
Hotel Marx
51 reviews
4.43 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurant de Bokkerijder
79 reviews
.57 km away
67 reviews
.88 km away
Wilhemina Toren
13 reviews
.90 km away
Chinees Indisch Restaurant Azie
11 reviews
1.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
494 reviews
.02 km away
Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
2,770 reviews
5.01 km away
Karting Vaals
18 reviews
2.79 km away
Glasblazerij Gerardo Cardinale
12 reviews
1.67 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Carolina R
21 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AllanJGJ | Reviewed this property |
Hi - there's no need for your passport to travel between the three countries involved (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands) and indeed further afield. The joys of the European Union. Enjoy the Dom in Aachen - what a gem! Regards... More
16 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AnnetteBath | Reviewed this property |
There are trains from Cologne to Aachen. It takes about an hour. Then from Aachen ask in the tourist centre ( Reisezentrum ) in the train station for the buses to the Three borders. Now they don't quite go to that spot ( at... More
Elizabeth J
23 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from KateWending | Reviewed this property |
Buses frequently leave Aachen Hauptbahnohf to Vaals Busstation Perron B. It is about 6 miles, travel time approximately 15 minutes and 1-2 €. Some buses end at the border instead of going into the town. You can get bus... More