8 Mountain Peaks to Explore in Netherlands

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Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

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The Archemerberg is a hill in the Overijssel municipality of Ommen near the hamlet of Archem . The Archemerberg is part of a moraine that was created during the penultimate ice age. The peak of Archemerberg is 77.9 metres above sea level. And because the hill is surrounded by flat country, it looks like an actual mountain.


The Havelterberg is a hill with heather on the Holtingerveld northwest of Havelte. It is part of the arc -shaped moraine complex of Steenwijk, on which the Woldberg is also located. This moraine complex was created during the penultimate ice age , the Saalian.

Hellendoornse Berg

The Hellendoornse Berg is a 40 meter high hill in the Twents - Salland municipality of Hellendoorn in the Dutch province of Overijssel . The hill is named after the village of Hellendoorn, which is located just east of the top of the hill. Further west is Luttenberg. The hill is separated by the N35 from, among other things, the Haarlerberg and the Koningsbelt , located in the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park.


The Kuiperberg is a 71 meter high hill in the Twente municipality of Dinkelland in the Dutch province of Overijssel. The top of the Kuiperberg is just west of Ootmarsum. The Kuiperberg is part of the moraine stretching from Ootmarsum to Uelsen in Germany.

Mount Saint Peter

Mount Saint Peter, is the northern part of a plateau running north to south between the valleys of the river Geer to the west, and the Meuse to the east. The plateau runs from Maastricht in the Netherlands, through Riemst in Belgian Limburg almost to the city of Liège in Belgium, thus defining the topography of this border area between Flanders, Wallonia and the Netherlands.


The Noetselerberg is a 59.5 meter high hill in the municipality of Hellendoorn in the Dutch province of Overijssel . The hill is part of the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park. In the north the ridge changes into the Nijverdalse Berg , in the southwest into the Haarlerberg . Between the Noetselerberg and the Haarlerberg lies a meltwater valley.


The Tankenberg is a mountain in the Dutch municipality of Oldenzaal . It is 81.8 meters high, making it the highest mountain in the province of Overijssel . It is part of an ice margin. There has been a chapel on the mountain since 1955. The Tankenberg can be climbed by bike from several sides. The Siemertweg is the longest and steepest ascent.


Woldberg is a striking hill in the flat Steenwijkerland just north of Steenwijk . The hill is largely wooded. Together with De Eese , the De Woldberg forest area is part of the Steenwijkerwold management unit of Staatsbosbeheer.There are also two fens in the forest area. In the past peat was extracted here. Plants such as Waterdrieblad grow here.The hill is clearly visible at the Steenwijk-Noord exit of the A32 , where you drive right along the hill.

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