Grindstone of Slenaken

Stone Age in the Netherlands: Grindstone of Slenaken

Stone Age in the Netherlands: Grindstone of Slenaken


Back to the stone Age in the Netherlands

Slenaken - Going back to the stone age is not easy. A ripped jeans (climbing over a barbed wire), a lot of slippery (muddy pasture) and a pair of soggy shoes (wading through a cold river) were needed to discover the prehistoric Grindstone of Slenaken.

The oldest inhabited part of the Netherlands

The southern part of Limburg is the oldest inhabited part of the Netherlands. Unfortunately many traces from that time have disappeared. The Slenaken Grindstone is one of the few visible remains from prehistoric times. The stone was used in the Neolithic age for polishing flint axes. Although the course of the adjacent river Gulp has changed slightly in all that time, the grinding marks in the stone from that time can still be clearly seen.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Grindstone of Slenaken

    Address: Grensweg
    Postal code and City: 6277 NA  Slenaken
    Region: Zuid-Limburg
    Province/Region: Limburg

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.
    The grindstone is located in a grove near the river Gulp, just south of Slenaken near the Belgian border and just west of the Roebelsbos.

    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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