Go on a nature packed walk at this little reserve close to Antwerp. You'll see some beautiful bluebells and maybe get a chance to hear the nightingales singing
Oude Landen (Old Lands) is a free to visit nature reserve filled with all kinds of flowers, animals, and plants. This 100 hectare reserve is perfect for a good walk or run. Their 4.5km trail starts at the Veltwijck castle across the street and takes you all around the reserve. Beginners and more experienced walkers will all enjoy this easy going walk.
They’re known for their orchids. There’s tons of wild orchids growing all over the reserve. In the winter you’ll likely spot cattle grazing too. Don’t miss their bluebells and the wilder parts of the reserve that are packed with willow trees.
It’s actually known as Oude Landen (Old Land) since the land here was first mentioned in the 11th century. It’s an oldie but a goodie.
Open; national COVID guidelines apply.