The Limburg Kempen is an area to satisfy everyone’s desires. It's a great area to visit with children, to go horse-riding, to enjoy the good life and above all, discover the most beautiful nature reserves!
Everything is on a large scale
In the Limburg Kempen, everything is on a large scale. Not only is the Hoge Kempen National Park the only national park in Belgium, the Bosland is the largest contiguous forested area in Flanders. And De Wijers comprises over 1000 ponds. And don’t forget the Kempen-Broek frontier park, the only three-star sanctuary in Belgium. In the belt of dunes you can climb the highest dune in the country. So much unique nature in this region - you simply have to see it!
The Limburg Kempen has everything a horse-lover’s heart desires. The bridle path network comprises no fewer than 600 km of mostly unmetalled bridle paths through the impressive natural landscape. Trekking through the Limburg Kempen on horseback at least once is a real must for any rider.
What to do in the neighbourhood
Taverne De Kolonie
Bosland: Wandelgebied Holven - 't Plat
De Alpacaboerderij Bocholt
Oude Volkssport Krulbollen
More information on the various Beer Expedition dates, costs and registration options can be obtained from Reception or via the Center Parcs app.
Start location: Orshof
The Open-air Museum
this history inspired our present and our future? Be prepared to be surprised by four fascinating museum sections, each with its own unique perspective.
The Kempen museum section focuses on the craftsmanship of today, yesterday and tomorrow. Find out the origins of raw materials, watch craftsmen at work or use your own creativity and get to work in one of the two new workshop barns. Haspengouw takes you back to the atmosphere of 1913. With our “Living history” experience, actors will play the parts of Flemish villagers caught up in the events on the eve of the First World War. In the section East- and West-Flanders of the museum, you enjoy a peaceful walk among the silence and beauty of the landscape, so it is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. In The sixties, lifelike settings of a living room, petrol pumps and café take you right back in time.
In 2019 it will be exactly 450 years since the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder died. To celebrate this anniversary, the Bokrijk Open-Air Museum (Genk) is organising an international exhibition entitled "The World of Bruegel". The exhibition offers a contemporary and sensory experience of the uses, standards and habits that existed in the middle of 16th century. The trail guides visitors through the Open-Air Museum, passing through various locations each of which have their own particular little world, emphasising the connection between Bokrijk and Bruegel.
A surprising family treasure trail which they won't forget in a hurry!