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Spend a peaceful day at De Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide, which is a popular bird watching spot. This is a cross border park between Belgium (De Zoom) and Dutch Kalmthoutse Heide). De Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide is known for its nature trails and hiking activities. This park also features many winter sports activities like ice skating and skiing along with provisions for the group excursions and more. You can bring your furry friend along as this is a dog friendly park.
A popular water-sports destination, the Donkmeer is a scenic lake in the provinces of East Flanders. Around the water, one can enjoy some scenic hiking and cycling trips around the lake. There are many restaurants and taverns nearby where one can sample seafood. From April to September, one can enjoy weekly local markets held here on Sundays. All in all, a visit to the lake is perfect for a day out with friends and family.
Océade is a dream come true for kids and adults alike! This water park has a wide range of water activities, including rafting, relaxing on the beach, going down water slides, and playing in the wave pool. Océade was created to cool you down in summer and keep you warm when the weather gets to chilly, with a tropical climate and a maintained temperature of 30 degrees Celcius all year round. A trip to Océade with family or friends will help you relive your childhood memories.
Enjoy hours upon hours of fun at the Provinciaal Domein Puyenbroeck, a vast recreational area offering a range of activities and attractions that are sure to delight visitors of every age. While outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking and biking across the area, others can explore this wonderland aboard the Domein Train. The area features a host of cultural, recreational, sports and educational attractions. Visit the windmill museum at the 19th-century, Puyenbrug castle and learn all about these iconic structures, splash about at the swimming complex or play a round of golf at the Provinciaal Domein Puyenbroeck golf course. Other features include a petting zoo, water slides, sports fields, a skating rink, an outdoor gym, an obstacle course and much more. Once you are here, you may find that a single day is simply not enough to fully enjoy the Provinciaal Domein Puyenbroeck, in which case you can always pitch a tent at the campsite and stay right in the midst of all the excitement. With so much on offer, you are sure to find something that is just right for you. There's plenty to do for kids as well so be sure to bring the whole family along. The recreational area of Puyenbroeck is also renowned as the venue of The Qontinent festival which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
A gem in the city of Schaerbeek, the Josaphat Park is a public garden that also houses a football stadium and a school within its confines. One can also enjoy a game of tennis in its tennis club. The park used to be a part of the Linthout forest. Commissioned by King Leopold II, the park was created by Edmond Galoppin and is decorated by many artistic sculptures and statues. So, take some time off from your regular schedule and enjoy a fun outing with oyur loved ones at this beautiful park.
Surrounding the impressive Château Malou, the Malou Park is a sprawling garden that enjoys a sweeping view of the valley of the River Woluwe. This is a great place for a family outing and features playgrounds for children as well as walking areas. It was created in the 18th Century and originally had many small ponds. The landscape shows evidences of the marshy and boggy area that it once was. Apart from the mansion, the park also features a historic water-mill that is used as a restaurant. Today, the park is an important gathering-place for locals who enjoy sitting in its tranquil environs.
Built for King Leopold in 1873, these sparkling glass and steel domes border the Royal Palace of Laeken. Greenhouses were an innovative construction of the time and these are particularly extraordinary because of their Art Nouveau style. These greenhouses have an enormous range of rare flowers and plants. While the attraction's exterior can be visited year-round, visitors can only enter the greenhouses' interior and view the plants for a short period in spring.
For the 50th anniversary of Belgian independence in 1880, King Leopold II commissioned the creation of Cinquantenaire Park, also called Jubelpark, and its grandiose triumphal arch. Today, you can visit the museums located here or you can rest on the plush lawn and admire the solemn manor houses. The Great Mosque and the Temple of Human Passions can also be found here. Every year on July 21st, on the National Holiday, there is an evening fireworks display. Jubelpark is an ideal spot for everyone.