What is the Lowest point in the Netherlands?

The lowest point in the Netherlands. The base of the monument corresponds exactly to the level of the lowest point.

The lowest point in the Netherlands. The base of the monument corresponds exactly to the level of the lowest point.

Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel

Traveling below sea level

The Netherlands literally means 'low lands'. And we all know that large parts of the Netherlands needs dykes and delta works to stay dry - approximately 40% of the nation's land lies below sea level. Some parkings at the highways do have a sign indicating whether you are above or below sea level. But how many meters are we talking about? What's the lowest point in the Netherlands?

Zuiderplaspolder

The lowest point in the Netherlands is the Zuiderplaspolder at Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel. This point is 6,74 meters below N.A.P. (= the average waterlevel in the Netherlands).

In addition to the lowest point there is also the deepest point. Unfortunately you cannot visit this deepest point at 1085 meters as it's at the bottom of an old coal mine shaft in the most south corner of the country.

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Adress and visitor information

What is the Lowest point in the Netherlands?

Address: Parallelweg Zuid 215
Postal code and city: 2914 LE  Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel
Province: Zuid-Holland
Additional information: The point can be found close to highway A20 and is accessible via the Parallelweg.


Note: The location on the map is an indication. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route

Sunrise:
06:29

Sunset:
21:02

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