Where the Dutch invaded Belgium

The border between the Netherlands and Belgium

The border between the Netherlands and Belgium


The 1831 war between the Netherlands and Belgium

Hilvarenbeek - In the aftermath of the French era, the Netherlands and Belgium were merged into one Kingdom in 1815. After the fall of the Grande Armée of Napoleon, the 'United' Kingdom of the Netherlands had to form a northern buffer state at the French northern border. The merger did not go well for long. In 1830, the Belgians revolted and the Netherlands invaded Belgium a year later. Apart from football, language, food, beer and other differences, it was the only real war between the two countries. Who won this war?

The Belgian uprising

In 1830, King William I sent his army to quell the rebellion of the Belgians. The army crossed the border at Poppel and won one after the other. The insurgents had no army and were no match against the troops of William I. However, the balance of forces changed when the Belgians called France for help. Willem withdrew his troops and the separation between the Netherlands and Belgium became final.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Where the Dutch invaded Belgium

    Address: Tussen Roovert en Poppel in de omgeving van Hilvarenbeek
    Postal code and City: Hilvarenbeek
    Province/Region: Noord-Brabant

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.
    The border between the Netherlands and Belgium is marked by a border post from 1843. Look at the map for the location.

    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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