Walking & Hiking

The Plompetower

The Plompetoren The canal: from defense line to city park The impressive Plompetoren, almost 40 meters high, protected the entrance to the Plompetorengracht for centuries. Initially, the underpass was in the tower itself, but around 1540 a new water gate was made next to the tower. This new entrance was defended with cannons from the […]

Rubbish or paradise

Junk or paradise? Rough grasslands Natural monuments deliberately choose to make the grasslands rougher in this area than in other places. People sometimes experience this as ‘unorganized’, but for insects, birds and small mammals this is a true paradise! The fields are sown with a mixture of grasses and flowers. This ensures a vast variety […]

Liked on the Leash

liked on a leash Welcome Dogs like to run free. This is no problem at all on the public roads around the Wielrevelt (Joostenlaan, Eikslaan and Haarpad). Unfortunately, it is not possible everywhere. Between the fields and meadows, stray dogs, often unseen and unintentionally, cause disruption to nature. Dogs are welcome in the field, but […]

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