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Herkenrode Abbey Site

Herkenrode Abbey Site

As soon as you walk through the impressive gate building of the former abbey, you are transported right back to the Middle Ages, far away from today’s hustle and bustle. The Cistercian nuns have left their mark... Read more


Heidestrand

Heidestrand

‘Heidestrand’ is the place to be for the real nature lovers. Here you are in the very heart of the ‘Wijers', a real hotspot for many rare animals, where the bittern, tree frog and little bittern, among others, have found their home.. Read more


Bolderberg

Bolderberg

When you drive into Bolderberg - between two ponds - you can sense it straight away: here you are in the very centre the ‘Wijers’. The district derives its name from the witness hill 'de Bolderberg'... Read more


Kelchterhoef

Kelchterhoef

Walk around the ponds and discover the beautiful scenery, spot the woodpecker in the historical chestnut tree lane or step across the pond on the wooden footpath.. Read more


Bokrijk-Kiewit

Bokrijk-Kiewit

Cycling through the water? It’s possible in Bokrijk! A unique experience for everyone. Extend your bike ride with a visit to Bokrijk or domain Kiewit.. Read more


De Maten

De Maten

Hiking in an untouched pond landscape: this is possible in De Maten. This authentic nature reserve was spared from industrialised fish farming. It gives you an idea of what the 'Wijers' probably looked like in the past.. Read more


Demerstrand

Demerstrand

The ‘Demerstrand’ in Diepenbeek is not only there for all athletes - you can play tennis, football, jog, skate and much more - there is even a playground dedicated to water!. Read more


Schulensmeer

Schulensmeer

The ‘Schulensmeer’ visitors’ centre is located in the vast ‘Schulensbroek’, on the largest man-made lake in Flanders. For centuries, ‘Schulensbroek’ was one large natural floodplain, which was under water several times a year.. Read more