Nature- and recreation-domain ‘Kelchterhoef’ is the ideal setting to explore Central Limburg. Forests, ponds, the historic chestnut drift… Everything you need, is right here! ‘De Plas’ has become a fixed value for watersports, sunbathing and sandcastle building.

Come & Explore this region surrounding the ‘Abdijhoeve’!

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Domain Kelchterhoef is one of Limburg’s oldest parks. The ‘instaproof’ view over the old tree drift and the hike over the ponds won’t fail to impress you!

To access a detailed description and map of the available hiking routes, please visit WANDELENINLIMBURG.BE and search for ‘De Wijers’.


  • Pond of 20ha
  • Sand beach
  • Tavern
  • Playground
  • Watersports and Adventure Centre (WAC Limburg)
  • Camping site ‘De Binnenvaart’

For surfing, supping, (model)sailing, diving or kayaking visit: VVWKELCHTEREN.COM


  • Outdoor lasergame and paintball
  • ‘Kunst in het park’ (Art)
  • Expo ‘De Vrije Markt’
  • Balloon flights at the ‘ballooningweide’
  • Street theater ‘Lachfestival’
  • Extrema Outdoor Festival
  • Picnicking (order your basket @ toerismehouthalen-helchteren.be)


Blissful cycling routes along the rolling heathlands, sandy plains, forests and meadows connect Kelchterhoef to surrounding parks such as Hengelhoef, De Teut and Ten Haagdoornheide. Cycle along the coal track and discover the mining past. Or maybe you’ll even come across a flock of sheep along the way? Blèèèh!

For local bike rentals, please contact:

Find us @ fietsknooppunt 75 download the map ‘glooiende heidelandschappen en zandvlaktes’ at: VISITLIMBURG.BE


On the lookout for age-appropriate activities? With these checkpoints, you’re sure to play it safe!


  • Ecological playground ‘Hoeve Jan’
  • 3 ha. large ‘funforest’ & playground at ‘De Bosberg’
  • Playground ‘De Plas’


  • ‘Multimovepad’ (fun obstacle course)
  • ‘Beestige Bomenpad’ (short, informative hike with games)
  • Kiddy walk ‘Norbert De Eik’
  • Paintball & Lasergame for kids
  • Watersport workshops for kids
  • Picnic on the water @ ‘Hoeve Mieneke’ or behind ‘De Abdijhoeve’

For more detailed tourist information go to:VISITLIMBURG.BE

‘A lazy afternoon @ De Abdijhoeve’


Take your shoes off & get your feet wet to access the picknick zone on the pond behind ‘De Adbijhoeve’! Discover the suspension bridge, plank paths, fishing decks and climb the staircase into the old chestnut tree.


Craving something delicious?
Has all this exploring made you thirsty?
We’re happy to welcome you on our ‘Abdijhoeve’ terrace!

“Een hippe sociale hotspot waar laagdrempelige gastvrijheid gecombineerd wordt met een verfijnde restaurantbeleving.”

Om zeker te zijn van jouw plek in het restaurant:

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