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Hallerbos - ‘'The Blue Forest’'

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Mysteriously romantic ...

We arrived late in the season, but were not disappointed by the "bluebells". Take your camera, but... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Another Belgium Secret

Quite stunning - hard to really find - found it by accident really - lovely and peaceful. we went... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We arrived late in the season, but were not disappointed by the "bluebells". Take your camera, but be prepared to NOT capture what you see. Get down on your knees and look across the forest floor at flower level. Incomparable!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank timd549
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Quite stunning - hard to really find - found it by accident really - lovely and peaceful. we went just as everything was coming into bloom. very atmospheric - great morning out in the fresh aie

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TheUrbanAdventurer
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The Hallerbos is a beautiful forest at any time of year but especially for a two-week period in mid-April when the hyacinths are blooming and it seems if a purple carpet has been spread. There are numerous paths to walk, cycle or horse-ride and it's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

It is not possible to reach this place by bus DELINJ runs the bud from Lambeek and Halle .. this is what they say ... I waited for bus for two hours but thanks to their horrible service no bus came Attached is the photo...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank mnt111111
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Amazing! Everybody should visit it, it's for old and young how loves walking and nature. you will be stuned

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We had heard of this bluebell forest from my daughter last year.We somehow couldn't go last year during the blooming season . This year it was on top of my list. It is about an hour's drive from Antwerp. Must see in April. The website...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

It is still as magical, I first saw this on a beautiful morning, when the sun is still low the colours of the fresh green treeleaves above the pale purple tapestry where magical. But is is so much hype - it is even advertised on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

From Antwerp Centraal take the train to Halle. 18€ on weekend with bike. They run about 2x an hour even on weekend. Go early. Much fewer crowds and everything looks lovelier. Pack food and water. This year was hot and there are no supplies. Belgium...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank cung6
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We have been there twice: last year and this year and I must say we have two different impressions because we saw the same forest from two different perspectives. Of course, visiting it when wild giacints bloom is a must, but it is very beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BorisBru
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We were just lucky enough to be there during the bloom. It was a great experience. The light shines through the trees and unto the purple floors. It was a little crowded when we were there, but there's plenty of walk-ways and areas to get...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank Janell B
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Constant T
January 14, 2019|
Response from timd549 | Reviewed this property |
I can't imagine why you would need a guide. It's simply a stand of trees. Plan to spend some time walking it. Any taxi could take you there.
shweta a
April 17, 2018|
Response from 385manuf | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can lost yourself in this forest, the path are well indicated and there is a lot of people working to help the tourists. You will see a lot of bluebells but you can't go outside of the paths. Enjoy !
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Response from Frans D | Reviewed this property |
Hi ... There's no fee, but the intention is to not enter with bikes, motorbikes and others : just have a wonderful walking time to discover the 'purple flower rain". Enjoy !