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Sonian Forest

Brussels, Belgium
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On the maps, it's "Forêt de Soignes"

This seemingly endless forest is one of Brussels' great treasures. Accessible by car (there are... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
AvuncularAmerican
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Brussels, Belgium
Great place for fresh air

When you are tired of city life this is a great place to come for fresh air and to recharge the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Rob F
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This seemingly endless forest is one of Brussels' great treasures. Accessible by car (there are entry points with car parks), and by public transport (how fun to go on a hike starting out by tram). Choice of wide "paved" paths and wilder trails, we've been...More

3  Thank AvuncularAmerican
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

When you are tired of city life this is a great place to come for fresh air and to recharge the batteries . There are many walks or cycle trips you can plan on the many paths . It is easily accessible by public transport...More

Thank Rob F
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Unlike the Bois de la Cambre, this is a huge forest, where one can walk for hours... listening to the birds, getting a breath of fresh air. Not many people use this Brussels' green gem. A good thing if you want to find some peace...More

Thank Erwin V
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

While walking through the Sonian Forest, I couldn't believe I was just a couple of kilometres away from the busy, bustling inner city of Brussels. Somewhere I must've walked through a portal to a very different place! I reached the forest by taking tram 44...More

4  Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a great place to have a silent walk and immerse into the surroundings. Green surrounding with a water body. Hit with locals.

2  Thank Ankur_Rishi
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

It is wider, but it does reach Brussels in different spots. There are very good bike tracks in it (total of 100 km) and the view are very beautiful. Not crowded at all even on the weekends. Plenty of space available for outdoor activities (biking,...More

Thank klaudiusb
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Whether you bike, run or walk; have dogs or ride a horse, there is a trail for you here. This forest is amazing with well marked trails crossing through the woods. It's all absolutely lovely and the relative flatness of the trails make biking easy...More

Thank Zosia B
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Foret des Soignes is one of the highlights of Brussels. A few minutes from the city centre you can immerse yourself in a real wood and pretend you are a million miles away from the city. There's plenty of paths to explore. Some sections...More

2  Thank Piri66
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Easily accessible from both Brussels and southern suburbs this is a well maintained leisure forest. The paths are good even in wet weather. There are various parking options around the place. Lots of circular walks possible and very dog friendly.

Thank TallyHoH0Ho
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

South-east of Brussels are 5000 ha nice forests, with lakes like immens parks, ideal for walks and relaxing in the nature and escape the town traffic, by observing birds and squirrels;

Thank Manuela L
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