Get inspired on this short, relaxing poetry inside the small forest of Lappersfortbos featuring 21 poems by Herman J. Claeys, Marc de Bel, Melanie Vanbrughe and more.
Discover Dutch poems about forests and humanity along this relaxing stroll just off the main city centre of Bruges. Inside the small forest of Lappersfortbos, you’ll follow along the Hugo Clauspad walking trail in memory of the prolific Belgian author Hugo Claus who died 2008. Poets of the Lappersfort Poets Society wrote a poem after his death and the idea for a poetry walk evolved from there.
Lappersfortbos itself is only about 17 hectares, so it shouldn’t take you long to walk all the way through it. It’s been cut down and reduced over the years to make way for the city, but the poems and visitors keeps it alive. Take your time to stroll and read all the poems in this endangered forest.