Koning van Spanje

Gulpen, Netherlands

The Koning van Spanje is a col with a length of 1.7 kilometer. It is located in Gulpen, Limburg, Netherlands. The average grade of this col is 4.6% with a maximum of 9.2%. The Koning van Spanje ascents from 102 meter at the start, to 179 meter at the top, with a total of 76 ascending meters.


Koning van Spanje Profile


Distance 1.7 km
Elevation gain 76 m
Average grade 4.6 %
Maximum grade 9.2 %
Climb category None
Minimum elevation 102 m
Maximum elevation 179 m

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The Koning van Spanje owes its name to the fact that the Spanish king used to pitch his camp here during a campaign in the Netherlands. It is located above Gulpen on a high plateau, on which you can reach the southern Heuvelland on only slightly ascending path to Loorberg, while it goes in a northeasterly direction to the neighboring, slightly lower, but much better known Gulperberg.
At the Amstel Gold Race, coming from the Loorberg, it serves only as a descent on the way to the western entrance of the Gulperberg.

- Amstel Gold Race 1970-1979, 1989-1991
- Volta Limburg Classic 2018-2019
- ZLM Tour 2019 - Stage 3