Whether it’s a family holiday, a friends’ day out or a romantic weekend, you can really indulge yourselves in the area around Oisterwijk and Hilvarenbeek. Visit the biggest animal park in Benelux and stay overnight in the middle of nature. You won’t get closer to Africa. Have a culinary experience at one of the restaurants, or visit the Patisserie Master of the Netherlands.
Tip: in our article On a journey through Efteling and industrial-chic Tilburg you'll find even more great tips for this area.
Safari park Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek is the largest wildlife safari park in Europe. Discover the green wildernis and come face to face with wild animals during a safari on foot, or by bus, boat or car.
A unique place to stay? Safari Resort Beekse Bergen has detached lodges, safari tents and tree houses for you to stay the night and wake up with a view of the savannahs and its wild animals. You can also spend the night in one of the holiday homes, jungalows or glamping tents at Lake Resort Beekse Bergen. Or choose a luxurious overnight stay in Safari Hotel Beekse Bergen.
Tip for the kids: Speelland Beekse Bergen adventure park is just next door, great for little people to really let off some steam!
a geniune safari
overnight stays among the 'Big 5'
moments of happiness
If you visit this region, then you shouldn’t miss the town of Oisterwijk. With its beautiful greenery, high street De Lind full of pavement cafés in the centre, exclusive boutiques and many monumental buildings, Oisterwijk is known locally as a 'Pearl in the Green'.
Former leather factory turned trendy business hub Leerfabriek KVL welcomes you to Bij Robèrt to taste the delicious Brabant hospitality, and also to teach you everything you’d like to know about pastry baking. Owner of the shop is none other than famed Dutch Master Pastry Chef and Master Boulanger: Robèrt van Beckhoven. And be sure to pop in to Sundaymorning@ekwc. This artists’ studio showcases the development of ceramics in art, design and architecture.
Cycling or walking enthusiast? Then you're in the right place, because this region is full of lovely spots to take a break along the way. Did you know that in the Oisterwijk Forests and Fens you will find no fewer than 80(!) lakes? If you go a little more south, towards Moergestel, Hilvarenbeek and Esbeek, you'll find one of the most spectacular viewpoints of Brabant: d'n Flaestoren.
Or what about a themed route? Then the La Trappe Cycle Route is highly recommended. But of course you can also plan your own route via the numbered junction network. In short: one day is not enough to discover this area.
Flaestoren - Esbeek
Oisterwijk's Forests and Fens
La Trappe cycle route