Hilly countryside, Vijlen
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Hilly countryside, Vijlen

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The hills of South Limburg are the only serious hills of the Netherlands. In the background is the county's highest point, Vaalserberg (322.5 m), with the Wilhelmina tower on top (350 m). Tonight was cold, -11 degrees celsius.

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