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Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve

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be quiet and calm

this is a place to make a relaxing walk at the edge of town. Go there by bike, public transport or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
geert c
Deinze, Belgium
Nice walking area and bird sanctury

Nice walks in nature , well layed out walking paths . On week-ends could be sometimes crowded at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Drongen, Belgium
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Driepikkelstraat 32, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 210 10 10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a place to make a relaxing walk at the edge of town. Go there by bike, public transport or own car (some 5 kms from the town center). Be in the middle of nature. Don't forget your spectacles for bird watching.

Thank geert c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walks in nature , well layed out walking paths . On week-ends could be sometimes crowded at moments

Thank ErikEveraert
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We went there because the pictures looked nice. There's a bit of forest, a bit of water and the rest is a big flat area. Lots of birds though. The nearby highway disturbs the peace, so you'll never feel totally relaxed and surrounded by nature.

Thank Helschip
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Not too far of the city centre and easily accessible, you'll find this small yet peaceful nature reserve. Anyone entering will immediately feel the power of nature and instantly become quiet. It's funny how easily the main road's noise gets cut off here. Inviting area...More

Thank jkgsUP431
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Title says it all, excellent for a morning or afternoon stroll. Forget the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Ghent and enjoy some nature and wide landscapes.

Thank packtolife
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

Thank dccaroline
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
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

1  Thank Katrien S
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

Thank judithparvati
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

Thank Julie D
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