Border Pole in the Dollard

De Dollard

De Dollard

Nieuw Statenzijl

The most remote border marker in the Netherlands

Nieuw Statenzijl - The Border Pole in the Dollard is the most remote border marker in the Netherlands. The pole was erected in 1938 to mark the border between the Netherlands and Germany, especially to protect the fishing grounds. Because although the boundary by the water was already established in 1723, there was regular disagreement about the boundary of the fishing areas in the Dollard.

World War II

Due to World War II the border marker never received official status and was therefore not included in the land register as a demarcation of the Dutch national border. That is why there is no marker number on the border pole. Also, the pile is not maintained for this reason and the boundary marker slowly descends.

The construction of the boundary marker in the Dollard costed 9275 Dutch guilders at the time; converted to current standards around 90,000 euros.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Border Pole in the Dollard

    Address: Kanalpolder (net over de grens in Duitsland)
    Postal code and City: 9688 TN  Nieuw Statenzijl
    Region: Dollard
    Province/Region: Groningen

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 2 hours.
    The Border Pole in the Dollard is located about five kilometers north of the lock of Nieuwe Statenzijl.
    For experienced mudflat hikers, the pole is easily accessible from Kanalpolder, just across the border in Germany (if you are not very experienced, you will need a guide). The distance from the seawall is about 2.5 km and it takes about 45 minutes to reach the border pole.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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