03 May 2011

Mountains of Holland

Been away for a week. To France, it was very very nice! I will show you later. For now I'm just sharing a bit of useless information with you.

The highest mountains of the Netherlands :-o

1. Vaalserberg (Limburg) 322 m (about 1000 ft. I believe)
2. Vrouwenheide (Limburg) 216 m
3. Sint Pietersberg (Limburg)107 m
4. Torenberg (Gelderland)107 m
5. Imbosch (Gelderland) 102 m
6. Hoenderberg (Gelderland) 96 m
7. Hettenheuvel (Gelderland) 93 m
8. Tankenberg (Overijssel/Twente) 85 m
9. Klifsberg (Limburg) 81 m
10. Keurvorstenheuvel (Gelderland) 80 m

I don't think you can call these bumps 'mountains' but hey, we won't be famous for our mountains/hills or whatever you would like to name them anyway. Everyone knows The Nether- (litterally meaning: 'neder' = low in Dutch) lands are flat. Everytime I've been out of the country it still amazes me how flat Holland really is. Real mountain measurements:

Everest is considered the highest mountain in the world. It is measured 29,035 ft (8,850m). Mountains are generally measured from sea level. But if measured from top to its base below sea level, Mauna Kea beats Everest by 4,436 ft. (over 3/4 of a mile). So, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain on Earth.

Found this list here. Lists of everything, lovely. Only in Dutch, sorry!

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