Favorite thing: It is difficult to see where Baarle Nassau end and Baarle Hertog starts, if you happened to be by the Kaarsenmuseum, then right infront of it you'll find the scale model of Baarle Nassau/Hertog. Look for the green botton, once you press it the Dutch part of the city will go a bit up making it possible for you to see what the exact borders of the town are.
Favorite thing: You will find an interactive scale model of Baarle in the glass kiosk at the Belgian church of Saint Remigius. The city centre of Baarle is counterfeited on scale, complete with houses and shops. With one press of a button the model will show you the Dutch and Belgian enclaves .
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O.L vrouw van Bijstand church
Favorite thing: Since 1960 this is the Roman Catholic parish church of Baarle-Nassau. The church was cheap and easily built with "Belgian"stone. In 1932, the church is magnifed in a modern style. This new part is therefore in great contrast with the old part.
De Baarlese grenspaal
Favorite thing: You will find a boundary stone in the city centre. in front of the Saint Remigius church.
This is a look-a-like of the official boundary stone and is placed here in 1976 in memory of the official establishment of the border between the Netherlands and Belgium between boundary stone 214 and 215. Both numbers are listed on this boundary stone.
Favorite thing: You will find both civic crests on the pavement in front of restaurant Den Engel. From that point the border line is also indicated with old cobblestones, which remarks the first time that they showed visitors the border line in Baarle.
Favorite thing: There are two pumps (pomp) in the city centre. Both are classified as national monuments.
One pump is a water pump and is situated in front of the Dutch town house. It dates from the French period (1809) and is therefore similar to the water pumps you will see on many squares in typical French villages. The other pump is the name of the pub which dates from 1639. It is a former Dutch town house till 1907 and a former police office till 1953.
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Kaarsenmuseum - Baarle Hertog
Favorite thing: This museum is located right by the church of Baarle Hertog and shows big collection of candles, some of them are very unique. All the candles have religious nature as well as some other works of art at the museum. The entrance fee is only 3Euro and it is open everyday (except for Mondays) from 12 to 5pm.
Address: Kerkplein 2, B-2387 Baarle-Hertog
One Picture - Two Countries
Favorite thing: Once in a destination all the tourists are doing the same thing, taking pictures. In Baarle Nassau you can take one picture while being in two countries.
Favorite thing: Former Belgian town house from 1877 till 1986. Nowadays it is the office and gallery of cultural-historical society "Amelia van Solms".The building is a national monument since 1994.
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