Waterfall of Loenen
The tallest waterfall in the Netherlands is a lovely, stepped feature that is only 50 feet tall.
The Netherlands is known for being a flat country, something that shows in its noticeable lack of mountainous terrain. In the so-called “Low Country,” it doesn’t take much to be declared the “highest” anything in the country, as it the case with the tallest waterfall in the Netherlands which only drops 50 feet (15 meters).
The Waterfall of Loenen, also known cheekily as the “Niagara of the Veluwe,” is part of an artificial canal that was dug in 1869 and is almost four miles long. It transports groundwater from the top of the Vrijenberg (one of the high mountains nearby), into the Apeldoorns canal. It was created to keep the water level of the canal equal throughout the year. At some points the height difference was too great, so waterfalls were installed to prevent the stream from going too fast.
The proud owner of the title of tallest waterfall is one such break where the waters of the canal cascade down four lovely steps in the middle of a wooded area. While it may not seem to be the most remarkable waterfall in the world, but its a unique site in such a flat land.
The waterfall is located close to the road between Beekbergen and Loenen, about 6 miles 10 (kilometers) south of Apeldoorn. Look out for the sign: “P waterval.”
Know Before You Go
The waterfall is located close to the road between Beekbergen and Loenen, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Apeldoorn.
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