7 getaway ideas less than an hour from Antwerp and Brussels 🗺

Poppy getaways

You don’t need to take the plane to get away from it all ! ✈️ It’s not the Fiji Islands, for sure, but the Poppy team has put together a getaway program for the month of February.

🍂 The most beautiful hiking routes near Antwerp

Wortel Kolonie 🐄

From the reception center of Klapekster, discover the nature reserve Wortel Kolonie located to the east of Hoogstraten. On the program, long walk (12,5km) through forest paths, open fields and meadows.

Estimated car trip 🚗 👉 From Rubenshuis Antwerp to the nature reserve Wortel Kolonie 45 min

Where can you park to take advantage of the free credits ? 

  • Kolonie 41, 2323 Hoogstraten Parking
  • Kolonie, 2323 Hoogstraten
  • Grote Plaats, 2323 Hoogstraten

Wortel Kolonie

The Duin Hiking Trail🏕

The Kalmthout Heath is one of the biggest nature reserve in Flanders less than 30 km from Antwerp. Different marked paths are suggested but our recommandation is the Footpath ‘’Duin’’ (7,5km) for an unforgettable getaway !

Estimated car trip 🚗 👉 From Rubenshuis Antwerp to Kalmthout Heath 43 min

Where can you park to take advantage of the free credits ? 

  • Heuvel 8, 2920 Kalmthout
  • Possibility to park your Poppy car at Kalmthout station, 200 meters from the public entrance, where there are free parking spaces
  • Heuvel, 2920 Kalmthout

Kalmthouse Heid

The Liereman 👫

Between Out-Turnhout and Arendonk, discover one of the oldest nature reserve of Belgium. From the reception center, different walks are suggested from 1,6 to 17 km. Ideal for families, couples or alone.

Estimated car trip 🚗 👉 From Rubenshuis Antwerp to the nature reserve Liereman 51 min

Where can you park to take advantage of the free credits ? 

  • The Visitor center Landscape Liereman, Schuurhovenberg 43, 2360 Oud-Turnhout Free Parking

De Liereman

🏛 Beautiful places less than an hour from Brussels

The castle of la Hulpe 🏰

Discover a few km south of Watermael-Boitsfort, a little kingdom surrounded by green spaces, woods and ponds. Quiet and meditation will be present there, this is a good way to reconnect with nature.

Estimated car trip 🚗 👉 From central station Brussels to the castle of la Hulpe 35 min

Where can you park to take advantage of the free credits ? 

  • There are two main parks, one side Chaussée de Bruxelles (main entrance to the park) and the other side Gaillemarde / Parking Folon, Drève de la Ramée. 

Castle of la Hulpe

Hallerbos🌿

Less than 30 km from Brussels, this spectacular forest seems to come straight out of a fairy tale. The swamps, the streams and deep valleys attract a lot of tourists all year long. Three different walks are suggested and a playground area for children is also available.

Estimated car trip 🚗 👉 From central station Brussels to Hallerbos 36 min 

Where can you park to take advantage of the free credits ? 

  • Hallerbosstraat, 1500 Halle
  • Vroenenbos, 1500 Halle
  • Fazantenlaan, 1500 Halle
  • Hogebermweg, 1500 Halle Parking 1
  • Keldergat, 1500 Halle Parking 4

Hallerbos

The provincial domain of Bois des Rêves 🍄

Ideal for your walk, this park offers plenty of activities such as a fishing pond, mountains biking trails, a playground area, but also wood with no less than 17 km of marked paths and trails. Located 40 min from Brussels by car, a change of scenery guaranteed !

Estimated car trip 🚗 👉 From central station Brussels to the Bois des Rêves 40 min

Where can you park to take advantage of the free credits ? 

  • 1 parking with 375 spaces at the entrance to the estate with space for people with reduced mobility.
  • 1 parking with 405 spaces near the entrance.

Pay attention as there is a parking fee of 2 € for these 2 parkings above. Or you can park here 👇🏼

  • Avenue des Noisetiers, 1340 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Avenue des Bouleaux, 1340 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Rue de Franquenies, 1340 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve

Bois des reves

Genval Lake 🏄

Does a short 3km walk appeal to you ? Located 25 km from Brussels, Genval Lake spread out as far as the eye can see. Known to be a very popular place, it offers a poetic, romantic and enchanting setting.

Estimated car trip 🚗 👉 From central station Brussels to Genval Lake 33 min

Where can you park to take advantage of the free credits ? 

  • Lake Parking
  • Rue du Cerf, 1332 Genval B-Parking 1
  • Avenue du Parc, 1310 La Hulpe
  • Rue de Rosières 63, 1332 Rixensart

Genval Lake

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