Welcome to the only National Park in Belgium! This 12,000 ha nature reserve stretches across the municipalities of Dilsen-Stokkem, Maasmechelen, Zutendaal, Lanaken, Genk, Bree, Bilzen, Oudsbergen, Maaseik and As. Extensive forests and heathland, large lakes and high peaks with beautiful panoramas are waiting for you to take the perfect hike or bike ride!
The National Park has many faces and every hiking area has its charms.
We chose to do a short hike from the starting point in Terhills (Maasmechelen). Via the blue loop - 5,3km in total - you walk along the small pond, the small terril and the long terril with panoramic views. Even better, the view from the terril is also called the most beautiful panorama of Flanders.
- Admission to the park costs 3 euros per person.
- At the entrance you receive a map with 4 marked walking routes