Julia Van Hool is oldest human in the Benelux

Julia Van Hool is now the oldest person in the entire Benelux.  The 111-year-old became the oldest Belgian last month, but as the result of the death of a 114-year-old Dutch woman Julia is now the oldest person in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Julia was born in Putte in Antwerp Province on 7 May 1909.  She currently lives at a care home in Lier.

Until her death last week Dutch woman Anne Brasz-Later was the oldest person in the Benelux.

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