The Hoge Kempen National Park (Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen) is the first National Park in Flanders, Belgium. It is located in the East of the Province of Limburg and it’s territory spreads out over 10 municipalities including As, Bilzen, Bree, Dilsen-Stokkem, Genk, Lanaken, Maaseik, Maasmechelen, Oudsbergen and Zutendaal covering over 12.000 ha. The landscape is mostly heatland and pine forests. More then 440 km of walking and biking paths allow visitors to explore the beautiful landscape all year round. During August and September it’s blossom-time at the “Mechelse Heide”, converting it to a beautiful purple landscape.
Hoge Kempen National Park Map:
Zetellaan 54,3630 Eisden – Maasmechelen
April – September open from 10h00 – 18h00
October – March open from 10h00 – 17h00
Price: 3€ per person.
Mechelse Heide, Maasmechelen
Joseph Smeetslaan 280, 3630 Maasmechelen
Adress: Waterstraat, 3620 Lanaken
Visit the castle of Pietersheim
Did you ever walk barefoot in nature? At Lieteberg you can! There is a designated walking route where no shoes are allowed. The Lieteberg Watchtower gives you a nice overlook of the Hoge Kempen National Park
Station As, Genk
Camping at National Park Hoge Kempen
Wildcamping inside the park is forbidden. However there are some camping grounds close to the entry gates.