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Beautiful!

Very pretty forest, I entered via the Rouge Cloître and got a bit lost, but it's a really beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amy J
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Brussels, Belgium
Forest bathing in one of Europe's remaining forests.

The Sonian Forest is part of Europe's remaining primeval beech forest and is a UNESCO World... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Ecogourmande
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Brussels, Belgium
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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

6  Thank AvuncularAmerican
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

We did not like this place at all.It was just a waste of time.All there are, are trees to the sides of you and a river.Do not visit and waste your time.Did not enjoy at all.

2  Thank tanusinghal
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very pretty forest, I entered via the Rouge Cloître and got a bit lost, but it's a really beautiful place with plenty of well-trodden pathways. A bit of a trek to get there from Hermann-Debroux, but there is a tramstop right at the top of...More

1  Thank Amy J
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Sonian Forest is part of Europe's remaining primeval beech forest and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gorgeous anytime of year, but especially in fall. I've spotted a giant owl one morning, a deer one evening, different kinds of squirls and birds.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

there are two places I always want to stop at.. this one, and the Red Cloisters (Cloitre Rouge) very, very good to have this respite, and still remain in Bruxelles..

Thank DavidJ5608
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Sonian is called the green lung of Brussels. The forest stretches all the way from the city of Overijse, Sint-Genesius-Rode into Brussels Uccle towards Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. This is a perfect place to go for those long Sunday walks, - with or without our fluffy friends...More

Thank Alexander K
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

6  Thank AvuncularAmerican
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
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
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

5  Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
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
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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