Essen walking route

Essen, Flanders, Belgium

Hiking route: 623474

based on 7 reviews

Provided by: Noordertuin van Antwerpen

12.6 km
03:08 h
715 kcal
18 m


The rural area of Essen, Belgium, is a true hiking paradise. You will find picturesque spots and benches to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Kempen landscape
The route starts near the hamlet of Essenhoek. The landscape here has been shaped over the centuries by peat extraction and subsequent agriculture. Here you walk between grasslands and fields that are intersected by several streams. Along the way you will pass some farms and field chapels. In short, a characteristic Kempen landscape! In Essen there is a beautiful former hunting water house from 1877 at Moerkantsebaan 48.

Further on you pass through Hemelrijk, a road where there are several monumental farms and houses. There are also the former quarantine stables where cattle imported from the Netherlands were checked for infectious diseases between 1896 and 1968. A little later you walk right over the border of the Netherlands and Belgium. You pass Border Post 24, then you will see Domain De Belder on your left, a privately owned estate. In the Middle Ages this was still a desolate area where robbers liked to hide.

Tourist office Church Museum

Height Profile

Noordertuin van Antwerpen

The Noordertuin of Antwerp is a beautiful green area to the north of Antwerp. Get on your bike or put on your walking shoes and hit the road in this area to completely unwind a stone's throw from the busy city. Hidden among the greenery are special forts from the First World War and you will find many more beautiful things here.


# Description Distance
3 (Vleetweg, 2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
44 (Vleetweg, 2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 0.62 km
47 (Papenmoerstraat, 2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 2.23 km
42 (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 3.12 km
41 (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 3.54 km
51 (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 3.76 km


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