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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Turnhout. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Turnhout 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 Turnhout

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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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    Uitkijktoren SAS4

    Road Cycling Highlight

    If the legs still allow it, a climb is definitely worth it, for a nice pancake you go to the pancake boat (across the bridge).

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    Jurne
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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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    Rob
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    Sas-4 toren in Dessel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    When have you seen three channels crossing each other? Exactly, that is unique in Europe. This is where the Bocholt-Herentals, Dessel-Schoten and Dessel-Kwaadmechelen canals meet and you can see everything …

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    Kasteel de Merode

    Hiking Highlight

    For more than five centuries, the name de Merode has been linked to the history of the municipality of Westerlo.
    The Castle de Merode is more than 600 years old …

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    JM
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    Bels Lijntje

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Railway line Tilburg - TurnhoutThe Bels Lijntje was a railway line between Tilburg and Turnhout and this route formed the Dutch part of Railway Line 29. Since 1990, the Bels Lijntje has been a cycle path.

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    PeeWee
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    Landduinen

    Hiking Highlight

    Dunes in the Kempen? Anyway. Land dunes are sandy hills that were created after the last ice age, by blowing sand from the rivers. This specific landscape of high, dry …

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    JM
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    Turnhout Canal Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    On one side the canal, on the other side the gardens of the houses. Plenty of diversion from relaxed cycling along the canal.

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    Hapee
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    9

    toren

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Very popular watchtower, at least when I was there. Nice view over the lakes.

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    Hapee
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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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    Wortel Kolonie

    Hiking Highlight

    The Wortel colony was the first free agricultural colony at the beginning of the 19th century, which means that poor families were allowed to live here on small farms. They …

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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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    Baileybrug

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You will notice this bridge on your bike tour along the Kempener Grachten. It is a so-called Bailey Bridge, one of the last of its kind from the Second World …

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    Bootjesven

    Hiking Highlight

    Bootjesven - in English something like Bötchen moor - is a natural moor that has been deepened by the removal of peat. Back then, the colony's watchdogs swam here, the …

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    Natuurreservaat De Maat

    Hiking Highlight

    Very valuable nature reserve where various birds have found their breeding ground. With moments you can dream away to a holiday abroad

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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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    Landscape De Liereman in the Kempen is one of the oldest nature reserves in Belgium. The forests, heathland, grasslands, drifting dunes and fens make it a unique nature reserve in …

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    Dave
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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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    Grenspaal No 195

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Sept. 2019
    But during my photo moment the pole has been completely refurbished and the pinecone is on it again.

    in October 2009 it was not so good with the …

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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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