Heath around Blaricum
Highest point of the Gooi area
Blaricum - The Tafelberg ('Table Mountain') is the highest point of region the Gooi. The top of the hill is 39.2 meters above NAP and is marked by a 1400 kilo top stone. From the Tafelberg you have a beautiful view over the surrounding heath.
KooltjesbergDe Tafelberg is an artificial hill. The place was already a draw in 1700 because you can see for miles from the top. The mountain is named after the stone orientation table that stood on top in the 17th century. In the 18th century the Tafelberg was also called the 'Kooltjesberg'. Coal was fired at the top because at that time the mountain served as a beacon for ships on the Zuiderzee.
The mountain was refurbished in 2019.
The Tafelberg was extensively renovated at the end of 2019. The best time to visit is August / September when the heather is in beautiful purple bloom.