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your stylish travel guide through the many wonderful cities of Belgium (and more).

Hallerbos

Hallerbos

Every year in April, the magic of spring turns the Hallerbos into an enchanted place. Countless wild bluebell hyacinths bloom to form a purple blue carpet that reaches as far as the eye can see. The sight of it is breathtaking and as such it is considered as one of the most beautiful natural phenomenons of Europe. This fairytale scenery only lasts for a couple of weeks so hurry over there!

The bluebells generally bloom from mid-April to beginning of May. The spectacle draws many tourists so you should plan your visit accordingly to avoid crowds ruining your experience. Don't go there in the weekend and opt for the early morning or the late afternoon (this is also when the light is the most beautiful). But don't be too alarmed when you see all those parked cars everywhere: the wood is so large you'll probably forget about it once you're inside. And remember: always remain on the trails in order to preserve this natural wonder.

Practical information:
Halle lies in the Flemish Brabant, 30 min away from Brussels. You can check the blooming stage of the bluebells here. The best option to park your car is P1 located at Hogebermweg. All the details to reach the forest by bus can be found here. If you wish to plan your itinerary inside the forest, you can use this map.

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

A day in Mons

A day in Mons