The Mole

The Mole (De Mol) on the roof of the railway tunnel in Best

The Mole (De Mol) on the roof of the railway tunnel in Best


Tom Claassen's De Mol and the railway tunnel

Best - A mole is an underground animal that eats insects and earthworms with short-haired, thick fur, small eyes and short legs, the front two of which are designed to dig. The Mole (De Mol) is a seven meter high statue of Tom Claassen on the roof of the railway tunnel in Best. An appropriate image for a tunnel!


The Mole (De Mol) was placed on the rail tunnel in Best in 2009 as the closure of the local tunnel project. The enormous statue was designed by artist Tom Claassen from Heerlen. The artwork is made of bronze and the cost for the Mole were 137,100 euros at the time.

Tom Claassens Elephants along the A6 near Almere
Tom Claassen's Elephants along the A6 near Almere

Tom Claassen

Visual artist Tom Claassen is best known for his human and animal figures - with beautiful simple lines. You come across his work all over the Netherlands. Anyone who ever visits Schiphol Airport has probably seen the "Sitting Men"; two figures sitting back to back. Or the Elephants, which have been located along the A6 at the Almere junction since 2000.

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    Adress and visitor information

    The Mole

    Address: Willem de Zwijgerweg
    Postal code and City: 5684 SB  Best
    Province/Region: Noord-Brabant

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    The statue of De Mol is located at the roundabout on the tunnel deck at the southern entrance of the railway tunnel

    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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