Maasmechelen, municipality in Limburg. We hadn’t been there in our whole lives. And that’s a real shame! Because we searched and found the most beautiful view that Belgium has. Curious where you can find this phenomenal view? You can read it here!
Maasmechelen is best known in Belgium,and also the Netherlands,for Maasmechelen Village. This is an outdoor shopping center of all kinds of luxury stores like Coach, Furla, Boss, Calvin Klein, Guess,… You can shop the most famous brands with big discounts and that’s why this place is so popular with every fashion lover. For us it was the first time we got there, but we were pleasantly surprised! And of course we didn’t go home empty-handed…
You wouldn’t think so, but right next to Maasmechelen Village you’ll find one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Belgium called Hoge Kempen National Park. Did you know that this nature reserve is the only national park in Belgium at the moment? There are many other beautiful nature reserves to be found in Belgium, but they have not been given the title of national park. The park spreads to several municipalities in Limburg, namely Genk, As, Dilsen-Stokkem, Lanaken, Zutendaal and Maasmechelen. You can also find the most beautiful view of Belgium in this National Park. This viewpoint can be found in the part of Connecterra.
Connecterra in Maasmechelen
Connecterra is part of the Hoge Kempen National Park. You get there through the entrance gate. There is a visitor centre and you can also climb an old shaft buck from a mine. Deeper in the nature reserve you will find the most beautiful view that Belgium has to offer. You’ll go to Connecterra for peace and quiet if you want to spot breathtaking panoramas. Honestly, it takes a short but brisk walk, but it’s all worth it if you’re at the top! You will see a beautiful piece of nature: the Maas valley with the Hoge Kempen National Parkbehind it. We have never seen such a unique image in Belgium. You feel like you’re in another country. It reminded us a bit of the landscape of Canada.
Without a doubt this is the most beautiful view we have seen in Belgium. Would you like to visitthis place? You can even do that for free! Plan a visit to Maasmechelen and start your route to the top of Connecterra from the entrance gate. There are a number of signs that lead you up the shortest way. After half an hour of walking firmly, you’re already there. Walk, smell, hear and enjoy!