Highest point in Friesland

The highest point in Friesland in Appelscha

The highest point in Friesland in Appelscha


Discover the mountains of Friesland

Appelscha - The province of Friesland is not immediately known for its mountains. Many people think of the many lakes and green meadows. Yet Friesland is much more than water and cows. There are forests along the IJsselmeer lake near Gaasterland. And in the south, near the border with the province of Drenthe, there are extensive nature reserves. Finally, most of the Wadden Sea islands also belong to Friesland. It is precisely in these places - far away from sailing boats, meadows and black-and-white cows where the highest points in Friesland can be found.

Highest point in Friesland

The highest point on the Frisian mainland is in the woods near Appelscha. It is a 20 meter high drifting dune with a viewing tower of no less than 33 meters high. At the foot of this mountain lies the vast Drents-Friese Wold National Park. From the top of the tower you have a beautiful view of the surrounding nature reserve and with a bit of luck you will see Leeuwarden and Groningen.

The tower is inspired by a giant pine trunk and replaces the old Belvedere tower which was only half as high.

Highest point Gaasterland

In a flat province, something is quickly a mountain, or in this case a cliff. The highest point of Gaasterland is located on the edge of the Jolderenbos in Gaasterland near the IJsselmeer. Luchtwachttoren 6H3, just southwest of Oudemirdum, is located at the highest point of Gaasterland, at a height of 12.70 meters above NAP.

Highest mountain Friesland

The only mountain in Friesland, the really highest point of Friesland, is the Vuurboetsduin on Vlieland. This highest point is hard to miss. At the top is the island's lighthouse.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Highest point in Friesland

    Address: Bosberg 2a
    Postal code and City: 8426 GJ  Appelscha
    Region: Drents-Friese Wold National Park
    Province/Region: Friesland

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    There is a lift in the Bosbergtoren near Appelscha, making the tower accessible to everyone. Please note the opening times.

    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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