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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Herentals. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Herentals is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Herentals

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    Lovenhoek is a nature reserve of more than 145 hectares with a surprisingly many different habitats for plants and animals. Central was the hamlet of Lovenhoek, where several farms stood …

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    Geoffrey
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    Abdij van Tongerlo

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The gates of the abbey are always open. So you can always walk and cycle in the central square to take a look at the abbey of the fathers of Tongerlo

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    Kasteel de Merode

    Hiking Highlight

    The name De Merode has been linked to the history of the municipality of Westerlo for more than five centuries.
    The Kasteel de Merode is more than 600 years old …

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    JM
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    A beautiful route through the Hoge Mauw, a long sand dune between Kasterlee and Herentals. There are some single trails that sometimes overcome some height.

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    Warande vijver

    Hiking Highlight

    The Warandeplas is an extensive water feature that lies between the forests of Rollekensbergen and the Visbeek valley, an enormously valuable and extremely varied nature reserve. It is a beautiful …

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    ‘t Boshuisje

    Hiking Highlight

    The origin of this typical Kempen long-facade farm is probably situated after the French Revolution. One of the new owners of the forest had a forester's house erected here and …

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    Els
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    De Put

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Also known as “the playground of Sven Nys”, it can be a tough challenge to drive back up through various departure points from the well

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    Jos
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    Kasteel 'De Borrekens' Vorselaar

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Our trip with 3 friends goes to Vorselaar to see the castle. The bicycle route mainly runs on roads in the middle of fields and fields and paved forest paths …

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    Achtzalighedenboom

    Hiking Highlight

    De Achtzalighedenboom vertelt ….Ik ben de Achtzalighedenboom. Vroeger was deze fietsroute zelfs naar mij genoemd. Maar ja, wie kan de 8 zaligheden nog opnoemen? Maar goed, zalig zijn de armen van geest.

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    40 meters high, the 24-meter high observation tower rises above the Bosbergen. It was built on the occasion of the world exhibition in 1958 to put the city of Herentals …

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    watermolen van Grobbendonk

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Grobbendonk watermill is located at the confluence of the Kleine Nete and the Aa and is one of the most beautiful percussion mills in the Kempen. This 13th-century percussion …

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    This chapel dates back to 1626 and was founded when the plague raged through the region. People who died of the disease were not allowed to be buried in the …

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    Jurgen
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    Begijnhof Herentals

    Hiking Highlight

    The Herental beguinage is located along the Begijnenvest. The original thirteenth-century beguinage was located less than a kilometer to the north, on the Nieuwland on the other bank of the …

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    Averegtenbos

    Hiking Highlight

    De Averegten is a provincial green domain. It is a wooded area (100 ha) on the border of the Heist sub-municipalities of Hallaar and Itegem.
    You can traverse the area …

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    The nature reserve Het Goor – Asbroek is located in the valley of Asbroekloop. This stream marks the border between the municipalities of Herselt and Hulshout.
    Along the stream we …

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    Kasteel de Merode, Westerlo

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A beautiful gravel path passes the castle along the river Grote Nete. Turn south to follow the route through the castle park.

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    Warandeplas

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Would you like to cool down? Swimming is prohibited in the lake, but you can water-ski. If you'd rather enjoy the silence, then go ahead - during the bird migration …

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    De Keeses molen

    Hiking Highlight

    The Keeses Molen is a wooden corn windmill of the standard type with an open base from the 17th century.
    The Keeses Mill is located on a spur of the …

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    Hofke van Bayot

    Hiking Highlight

    Rest point in the middle of a nature reserve. Musing about the past ... Tragic WW1 story ...

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    Herberg Het Schipke

    Hiking Highlight

    Around 1900, 't Schipke combined the function of a ferry, inn and farm. Director Roland Verhavert made recordings for the film "Pallieter" and many artists found inspiration on the banks …

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