The Kalmthoutse Heide heath, a natural park south of Bergen op Zoom, is a park full of contrasts. You've got heathland, fens and woods, making this national park a particularly varied hiking area that many consider to be their favourite.
During this beautiful walk close to the Dutch-Belgian border, you'll be hiking along largely unpaved paths with occasional height differences. You will pass deciduous and coniferous forests, heathlands, sand drifts and dunes. During your walk, listen carefully to the sounds in the forest. There's a good chance you will hear a spotted woodpecker rap-tap-tapping on a tree. This walk is also suitable for children. It is a relatively simple round trip that starts and ends at a campsite with a pancake restaurant. A good spot to end your walk with a nice lunch.
1ste Verdelingsweg 6
4645 RT Putte
Walk from one intersection to the next.
Just follow the intersection numbers and arrows.
This walking route was developed in cooperation with Dutch preservation organisation Natuurmonumenten. The forester recommends the walking route:
"Highly recommended because of the beautiful view of the dunes. A more active hike on the border area between the Netherlands and Belgium."