Dilsen- Stokkem is a Belgian city in the Flanders region with 19,947 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2012). It is immediately adjacent to the Netherlands and is located on the left bank of the Meuse. It originated from the merger of the former municipalities and districts today Dilsen Stokkem ( German Stock Home ), Elen, Lanklaar and red.

Stokkem was in the Middle Ages important than Dilsen and was one of the 23 " good cities " ( bonnes villes / Goede Steden ) of the Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The place is first mentioned as stock home in a papal bull in 1181 ( ... Ecclesiam et cellam in Stock Home, Mansum in Kessenich ... ).

Maastricht is situated 19 km south, 29 kilometers southwest of Hasselt, Liège and Brussels 45 km south about 97 miles to the west.

The next highway exits are located at the east Born and Urmond on the Dutch A2 / E 25 and in the south near Bicester on the Belgian A2 / E 314

In Genk, Geleen and Maastricht are the next regional stations.

Maastricht Aachen Airport and the airport in Liege are the closest regional airports; Brussels National Zaventem near the capital Brussels is an international airport.