Keen for a breath of fresh air and sick of that city noise? Enjoy a relaxing walk in this giant nature reserve with some very unique trees, plants and shrubs that are sure to catch your eye.
Kalmthout Heath is no regular park. With over 6000 hectares, it has some pretty unique vegetation for Belgium that you won't find much elsewhere. It's really a little escape from the city and you'll walk through the sand (yes, sand) and trek through some interesting landscapes ranging from the deep Belgian-style rich green forest to the dry, sands with desert-like shrubs, plants and trees.
The park lies on the Belgian–Dutch border, so you can literally cross a country as you walk through this park. If you're a fan of cycling, running, or just love nature, this park has what you need.
Walks: there are 24 signposted walks throughout the heath. We've selected a 12.4 km option, but you have lots to choose from! See route details for further information.
Try an alternative gate if its the weekend or holidays as it can get quite busy, there's three in total: Hemelrijk - Essen (BE), Volksabdij - Ossendrecht (NL), or Ravenhof – Putte / Stabroek (NL/BE).