Recharge your internal batteries in the forests of the Waasland
Discover 3 forests in the Waasland
Tired of dealing with stress all day? Recharge your batteries in the forests of the Waasland. Together with the whole family. Or just go alone, away from all the hustle and bustle.
No better way to unwind, no better place simply to have a good time outside with the kids. And afterwards, slide your feet under the table in one of the local catering establishments, or what do you think?
The Stropersbos (Poacher's Forest): green as far as the eye can see
The Poacher's Forest is an impressive patch of fauna and flora, which rubs up against the border of the Netherlands. With more than 500 acres of nature preserve ahead, you had better oil your calves.
Tired of all that greenery? Then feel free to park the kids in the Boskafeeke's playground, while you relax on the spacious sun terrace with a glass of your favourite drink. Or drop by De Oude Statie, a cosy tavern where the cuisine is surpassed only by the atmosphere among the visitors. Be sure to check it out!
Heidebos: hila, hola, a forest!
The practised nature lover - or the amateur nature enthusiast - love to visit the Heidebos. Not only for the combination of forest and heath, which is quite exceptional in East Flanders. The animals also do their extra best here, with rare birds such as honey buzzards and black woodpeckers making the skies unsafe. Keep your eyes peeled, because before you know it you'll be colliding with grazing Galloway cattle here, too.
Some relaxation after exertion? 't Lekkerbekje in Wachtebeke serves delicious pastries and sweet delicacies, accompanied by a steaming freshly ground coffee. While you're at the Brasserie 't Polderhuis in Moerbeke, they transform local produce into succulent dishes.
Kloosterbos: simply divine
Joggers, horse riders, mountain bikers, walkers and languid strollers all get their fill in the Kloosterbos in Wachtebeke. 100 acres of wonderful fun, with hiking trails, running tracks and mountain bike rides which will keep you busy for a long time. And the youngsters can have fun on the 9 hectares of playing area, where they can freely explore the forest - off the beaten track!
Are you thirsty after the hike? Then you should definitely head for Wachtebeke itself, where you can quench your thirst in Café De Leede - after which you can nourish your inner self in De Moervaarthoeve restaurant. Sounds divine, right?
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