I got some absolutely beautiful fall pictures during our long weekend in Holland, but this one below tells the best story. Each of the kids are in a different country: Tess is in Holland (the Netherlands, NL); Cole is in Germany, and Dane is in Belgium. We took a little bit of a tourist break and went to the Drielandenpunt (three country point) and climbed the big, super scary, tower to see far & wide.
The tower itself is new & much sturdier than the old, ramshackle wood one I last climbed with Soren 18 years ago. However, the viewing balconies are all metal grates. See-through, as in all the way to the bottom, metal grates. Like I said, super scary. I inched my toes out & wiggled onto the platforms so I could see & take photo’s…. much to the amusement of Dave & some total strangers. However, there were quite a few tourists too scared to even do that! I have to say, the view is breath-taking, especially in fall, and I highly recommend it to anyone. If you have a fear of heights, like me, you can take the elevator up & see quite well from inside the tower without braving the metal grate balconies.
The park itself has expanded to be quite a tourist location. It’s no longer just a tower, with just a view and the old 3-country marker. It is also a fabulously fun labyrinth, big playground, pub, restaurant, coffee & cakes as well as amazing walking, horse and bike paths. I realize it’s my country but it is an incredibly beautiful part of the world. Well worth a visit.