There are five entry points to the Hoge Kempen National Park. From any one of these you can walk or cycle through this outstanding area of natural beauty.
November is a great month for walking in the woods. One of the ways to make your walk extra special – particularly for children – is to find and photograph mushrooms and toadstools.
Dungeons, a torture chamber, displays of swords and guns, and some outstanding views from the top, combine to make a trip to Gravensteen Castle in Gent a great day out for kids.
A short but pleasant country walk along the River Demer, starting from Testelt railway station
A new brochure on Flemish Brabant is beautiful, and a great source of useful tips on places to visit
The cycle paths along the River Schelde are really excellent. And the possibility to hop from bank to bank on the river ferries adds to the day’s enjoyment.
It’s time to get your bikes out this Sunday, August 28th, for a 20, 40 or 70 km cycle ride around Leuven
There are numerous opportunities for recreational cycling in Belgium, including organised events taking place through the country. I explain what to expect, and suggest some cycling events you might like to join.
Enjoy a tour around a 17th century château, followed by a walk along the Hoyoux river valley
Het Zwin Nature Park outside Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast has been completely revamped. It’s a wonderful place to visit to learn about birds, and see them in real life. In the visitor centre you can learn all about bird migration, and then on the nature trail you can see the birds from special observation hides. Highly recommended for kids!
Starting from the village of Bierbeek, a well-signposted 8-km walk takes you through the fields and into Mollendaal Forest. Kids in particular might like the play areas and the wooden sculptures here and there.
A highly enjoyable museum to visit – especially with football-crazy kids! But you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this museum. It’s located in FC Genk’s stadium, and heavily features the club’s history. You can even dress up as a Genk supporter!
Just what I didn’t expect, but very much needed, especially after walking 23 kilometres on a hot day. Intrigued to discover what nourishment I found in the middle of nowhere?
The Voerstreek is one of the prettiest regions of Flanders; and is covered with footpaths and cycle routes, making it an excellent place for a day out. This was my first visit to the area – and it won’t be my last!
Taking a 45-minute boat trip along the River Leie is a great way to see another side of Gent