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Where does the Rhine enter the Netherlands?

The border between Germany and the Netherlands

1,233 kilometers (766 miles). The Rhine is one of the longer rivers in Europe. But from a global perspective, with competitors as the Amazon and Nile, the Rhine does not even appear in the top 100 of the longest rivers in the world.

Dutch children used to learn at school that the Rhine enters the Netherlands at the village of Lobith. But that is not true (anymore). It used to be that way, but as the flow of the Rhine changed over the years and the border shifted, the Rhine enters the Netherlands near the village of Spijk since 1817.

Brickyard at the river Rhine in Spijk
Brickyard at the river Rhine in Spijk

Beach along the river. But watch out for the strong currents!
Beach near the river. But watch out for the strong currents!

Und so weiter monument at the border where the Rhine enters the Netherlands, near Spijk
Und so weiter monument at the border where the Rhine enters the Netherlands, near Spijk

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Brick factory on the Rhine near Spijk on the border with Germany
Brick factory on the Rhine near Spijk on the border with Germany

Das Blaue Wunder

Long-distance swimmer Ernst Bromeis swam down the Rhine in 2014. From its origin in Switzerland, it swam in 41 days to its mouth in the North Sea at Hoek van Holland. With this swimming trip, the Swiss wanted to draw attention to clean drinking water.

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Adress and visitor information

Where does the Rhine enter the Netherlands?

Address: Spijksedijk
Postal code and city: 6917 AB  Spijk
Province: Gelderland
Additional information: Border stone 660 is located on the Spijksedijk where the Rhine enters the Netherlands.

Please note: There are several places in the Netherlands called Spijk. You have the village of Spijk in Groningen, hamlet of Spijk in Friesland, Spijk bij Arkel in the middle of the Netherlands and therefore also Spijk in Gelderland, on the border with Germany, where the Rhine flows into the Netherlands.


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

Sunrise:
07:33

Sunset:
19:18

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