Baarle-Hertog’s borders: stranger than Kentucky’s.

It’s not just the U.S. that has crazy borders. Consider the town of Baarle-Hertog. It contains tiny fragments (dozens of feet on a side) of the Netherlands embedded within only slightly larger fragments of Belgium, which are in turn completely surrounded by the Netherlands. There are houses that span nations. The story of how this came to be is nearly as convoluted as the boundaries of the countries. (Via Boing Boing)

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2 replies on “Baarle-Hertog’s borders: stranger than Kentucky’s.”

  1. I really like the notion that you can switch which country’s taxes you’ll be subject to by moving your front door.

    That and having to switch tables in a restaurant at a certain time because the Dutch portion was closing with the Belgian part remained open.

    Very weird yet so cool.

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