Australians who live on state borders know well the benefits and occasional detractions of living ‘on the borderline’. Imagine, however, the confusion of living in a house that sits between two countries!
Originally built in the 17th century as a tavern, the house is in the town of Baarle, on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. Other houses in the town also sit on the border, so it was decided that citizenship would be allocated to the country in which each has its front door. The door of this house, however, sits exactly on the border, so it has been given dual citizenship and two addresses.