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Sometimes you just want to be lazy and sleep in. But perhaps you are more interested  in a bit of action? In that case we have a wide range of activities in and close to Kalmthout. Step into the shoes of a soldier and walk the trenches from WOI in the vast Kalmthoutse Heide. Explore the surrounding area with a bike or climb in the Klimbos Brabantse Wal until your fingers turn blue. But it doesn’t have to stop there…

Extra tip: Just beside Hotel Jerom you will find Kalmthout’s tourist information center. There you will find many more fun activities to do.

 

 

Kids first?!

Would you like to go on a squirrels quest?

Go visit our neighbors from The Vroente“, and ask for one of the animal cases. The animal cases are a helpful guide for a fun-filled walk in the beautiful nature reserve ‘Kalmthoutse Heide’.

Every case provides active games, puzzles, booklets and pictures of 1 animal. You can go an a journey with the deer, rabbits, scarab beetles, dragonflies, frogs, lizards and rabbits. The cases are free of charge (deposit € 20) and will stimulate the kids to get out and have fun in the ‘Kalmthoutse Heide’!

Ideal for: groups & families with children between 3 and 8 years of age

 

The Trenches

The natural beauty of Mastenbos in Kapellen houses a treasure of heritage: the German trenches from 1917 with several bunkers, intact.

Trenches of the First world War, there not only situated in Flander’s fields. In the northern part of the province of Antwerp, belgium, the German army is at full war time as a line of defense. Therefore, the Germans wanted to protect themselves from the allied army, which, according to them, would be moving in from the neutral Netherlands. The construction of the line itself may have contributed to the invasion that never came.

Visits with or without guide are possible.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cycling

Do you like your cycle? Bring your wheel, just as you will spend the night at the Hotel Jerom!

A bike shed is provided and there is a large variety of cycling routes in the hotel, including the “poortfietslussen”. This cycling loops or routes are starting from the entry point of the Grenspark/nature reserve Kalmthoutse Heide and show you the most beautiful places in the area and the surrounding border communities. They swing between nature and culture, of heath and woodland, villages and rural areas, alternation for the win! The cycling loops are aligned with each other to make a longer journey or visit possible. Along the route, cosy cafes and restaurants are situated, so you can take a break and enjoy all the goodies that the area has to offer.

Are you going for a day trip? great idea! Our employees can supply you with a healthy wrapped lunch for take away (€9), so you’ll get the most out of your cycling trip. Maps of the cycling loops “poortfietslussen” are for sale at the reception (€1).

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Runner’s heaven!

With 6000 hectares of nature reserve you can walk or run to your heart’s content! In nature reserve Kalmthoutse Heide you can choose from 24 signed hiking trails, ranging from 1.7 to 8.5 km.

By connecting several walks, you can plan a nice day trip or trail route. The routes are marked with icons in different colours, so you can easily follow the road without any maps. In some parts of this border park, the paths are also marked with numbers from the hiking junction network. Those who would like to go with a map, can buy it at the reception desk (€ 2) or take a running card with an overview of some routes from the lobby at Hotel Jerom. Off you go!

All trails are free accessible from sunrise to sunset.

 

Trails Kalmthoutse Heide

Climbing forest “Brabantse Wal”

A gigantic forest, “Klimbos Brabantse Wal”. Just a half an hour from Hotel Jerom you shall find at least 8 climbing adventures. The whole family can have a go thanks to the different levels of difficulty and heights ranging from 3 to 18 meters.

A visit to Klimbos takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete, including instructions.

Tip: It is located in a public forest, so you can just walk, cycle or hire a mountain bike to explore the vicinity  in an active way.

Climbing forrest Brabantse Wal

Rail-biking

An old, military railway line is now the décor for a unique and fun family experience. You hire a rail-bike and you and your whole family explore the environment in a special way.

Tip: The Picnikfabrik (Picnic-Factory) delivers a picnic to the starting point of the rail-biking-trail in Kapellen or at the Perron Noord in Brasschaat. Each picnicker receives something extra from Perron Noord.

 

Rail-biking