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Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve

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Driepikkelstraat 32, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 210 10 10
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Great massive wide views

Great relaxing place to go for a walk. The big walk didn't take 2,5 hours as they said. More like... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
dccaroline
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not sure you can call this a nature reserve but a nice place to go running

did a great 16k run in the park. there are a lot of paths and little lakes and canals. watch out, a... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Elliott S
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“bird watching” (2 reviews)
“city centre” (6 reviews)
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Driepikkelstraat 32, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Great relaxing place to go for a walk. The big walk didn't take 2,5 hours as they said. More like 1,5 hours on an average pace. Outside the city centre, reachable by bus. Also big car park at one entrance. Great spot. Planning on coming...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

did a great 16k run in the park. there are a lot of paths and little lakes and canals. watch out, a lot of the trees have thorns.

1  Thank Elliott S
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Just a 15 min bus ride from the city centre, this rather small nature reserve is a heaven for birds in winter. Meersen are grasslands that are naturally flooded in winter time, attracting many migrating birds, as well as local species. The paths are well...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Beautiful to go to and have a good walk ! It s a very beautiful fauna and flora area ! Lots of birds and nice views ! Every time i go there i enjoy it xxx

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Bourgoyen, located just outside the city center, isn't well known but is a true delight for people who want to escape the rush of the city. Walking the 5km loop brings pease and quiet. The place, the water, the birds, the light, it all...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Bourgoyen is a great place to visit when you're in Ghent. It is located just outside the city centre and can be reached easily by bus or bycicle. It is perfect to escape the city madness for a day and to enjoy nature while being...More

Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Its was so nice to take a day and get out of the city fro a bit. Everything was so fresh and green. The animals were fun to stop too.

Thank Sydney H
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's Flanders, don't expect a big natural park. BUT... in this surrounding, it's a haven of natural beauty. You mostly hear cars from the motorway, but you also spot many birds (especially in winter). If you walk the tour it will take you about one...More

Thank Hilde C
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Situated next to thecenter of Ghent you Will not believe you are in fulltime nature. Take more hours to visit , and ... Fotomaterial. You Will see another part of Ghent, few visitors. To walk around is Some 6km

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Accessible by the number 3 bus towards Mariakerke. Best to ask where to get off (Dreipikkelstraat). A very pleasant 2-3 hour circular walk. We visited on a warm October day and the trees gleamed yellow in rays of sunshine that broke through grey clouds. It...More

Thank csw2013
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