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How to make a bee hotel from wooden pallets

How can I make a bee hotel?

#2 in my series of coronavirus lockdown projects for children and adults. How to build a luxury 5-star bee hotel from wooden pallets.

Blue tit

How to start watching garden birds

The first of a new series of nature projects for adults and children to do at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Swimming in Belgium’s rivers?

Swimming in Belgium’s rivers with the official Big Jump event is scheduled for Sunday 11 July 2021

Horst Castle near Aarschot

Located in the Winge valley to the east of Leuven, Horst Castle has remained largely untouched since the middle of the 17th century.

To get the most out of a visit to Horst Castle, you should know what not to expect. There are no works of art hanging from the walls; no ancient tapestries in the bedrooms. The living rooms are empty of tables and chairs; the kitchen devoid of pots and pans. In fact, Horst Castle is empty and unlived in, and has been for over three hundred years. And that’s precisely why it’s worth visiting.Read More »Horst Castle near Aarschot

Leuven-Mechelen canal

The Leuven-Mechelen Canal

Cycling along the Leuven-Mechelen Canal is easy and fun thanks to wide, clearly signposted cycle paths.

Heidebos near Moerbeke

Between the villages of Moerbeke and Wachtebeke, a few kilometres to the east of Sint-Niklaas, lies the Heidebos, a large nature reserve incorporating deciduous and coniferous forests as well as a vast expanse of heath land. Three signposted walks start from the car park on Fortstraat; all are ideal for young children.Read More »Heidebos near Moerbeke