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“Good walk, great views. We walked 3 miles and ”

Hoge Kempen National Park
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Genk
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Hoge Kempen National Park in a nutshell.The Hoge Kempen National Park covers 5700 ha and stretches across the municipalities Dilsen-Stokkem, Maasmechelen, Zutendaal, Lanaken, Genk and As. The Hoge Kempen is the largest woodland and nature reserve in Flanders. Extensive pine woods alternate with purple flowering heathland. Large lakes were left behind where sand and gravel were extracted. The highest ‘peaks’, 100 meters high, offer magnificent views. It is home to many rare and exceptional animals. Encountering a roe is not exceptional and butterflies like the swallowtail butterfly brighten up the summer. Special inhabitants are the slippery snake, the antlion and the European beewolf. Large stones and small boulders attest to the last ice age and lend it all a magical feeling.The Hoge Kempen National Park welcomes people with a ‘heart for nature’. That is why five locations have been selected as ‘Gateway to the Hoge Kempen National Park’: Stations As in As, Pietersheim in Lanaken, Mechelse Heide in Maasmechelen, Kattevennen in Genk and Lieteberg in Zutendaal. The gateways have car parks, information kiosks, cafeterias and additional attractions. It is your starting point for walking, cycling and horseriding. Admission to the gateways and the National Park is free. The National Park is not fenced off.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good enjoyable country walk with some lovely views. The sand dunes entertained my son and it was a pleasant way to spend a morning and burn off a few calories!

Thank lalinew
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

what a nice big piece of nature! great place for a walk or run, probably in every season. large area with several walking routes

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

A place for walking even for beginners and with very nice views, it is also a place for a pick nick with friends or family

Thank Gilbert S
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Did a bike ride from As Station, picked up a map there but followed a route they advertise on their website. Covered a good distance and it was easy going. Took a picnic, not many places to eat these so be warned! Lots of quiet or off-road sections, great family biking.

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Since the National Park Hoge Kempen is just across the border, we planned a Sunday afternoon hike there.
I got the impression that the different parts of the park are actually quite different.
We went for the Lieteberg entrance.
Nice forest, a bit too much recreational areas to our liking, though.
We didn't encounter many other hikers, so I expect the other parts are more popular.
All in all, well worth the trip.

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