I recently discovered this very interesting geographical singularity in The Netherlands (or Belgium depending on how you see it) in Baerle-Nassau.

Baerle Nassau

Inside the Netherlands you can find a portion of Belgium, with all its rights and duties. But most amazing even, you get Nederlands again inside Belgium... (or Belgium surrounding... depending on how you look at it). Almost a country Matrioska. You can check in google maps as well.


There are a few enclaves all over the world, for many reasons, but not so many peaceful and with this charecteristics I assume. I was wondering:

Are there other peaceful enclaves in the world, like in Baerle-Nassau, that the Netherlands and Belgium have, that can be visited?

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  • What characteristics are you looking for, exactly? Enclave-inside-enclave? Inconspicuous border running through an inhabited area? The latter, but only for enclaves? Something else? – chirlu Feb 20 '17 at 18:37
  • @chirlu both preferably, or one of them, but only for enclaves. – nsn Feb 20 '17 at 18:40
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    Wikipedia has a very comprehensive List of enclaves and exclaves which you might find interesting. – Greg Hewgill Feb 20 '17 at 19:17
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because a geography trivia question doesn't become a travel question just by adding "and can I travel there." – David Richerby Feb 20 '17 at 20:08
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    @DavidRicherby there are definitely overlaps. It's not the first time we transfer questions to another SE or questions are transferred here. It only depends on which comunity can answer your question best. – nsn Feb 21 '17 at 11:20