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Nature camping on 't Heuvelken in Limburg

4.94 (35 reviews) Verified Engsbergen - Tessenderlo, Limburg, Belgium #s006622

Ways to spend the night

  • Tent

  • Caravan

  • Van

  • Motorhome

About this campspace

't Heuvelken is located on the edge of the 500+ hectare Merode domain and the Gerhagen park, close to the three-province point of Antwerp/Limburg/Flemish Brabant. 't Heuvelken has everything to recharge your batteries, in connection with nature: relax, tranquility and space. You can place your tent or camper on the edge of the forest, with a beautiful view and the sound of the birdsong. Electricity, potable water and optional sanitary facilities are available, as are a wide range of leisure options in the immediate vicinity.

Perfect for...

Nature lovers, walkers, cyclists, adventurers, added value seekers

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Your host

Bart Go to map

Amenities

  • Drinking water

  • Fire basket

  • Toilet

  • Electricity

  • RV electricity hookup

  • RV Dump station

About this campspace

't Heuvelken is located on the edge of the 500+ hectare Merode domain and the Gerhagen park, close to the three-province point of Antwerp/Limburg/Flemish Brabant. 't Heuvelken has everything to recharge your batteries, in connection with nature: relax, tranquility and space. You can place your tent or camper on the edge of the forest, with a beautiful view and the sound of the birdsong. Electricity, potable water and optional sanitary facilities are available, as are a wide range of leisure options in the immediate vicinity.

Food and drink

  • Drinking water

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire basket

Sanitation

  • Toilet

Electricity

  • Electricity

For RVs

  • RV electricity hookup

    The site is quite large, bring a cable of sufficient length +40m
  • RV Dump station

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed

Family-friendly

  • Animals on site

  • Playground for children

Parking

  • Parking on site

Views

  • Sunrise view

    For all places west of the domain
  • Sunset view

    For all places east of the domain
  • Forest view

  • Field view

Seating area

  • Picnic table

Available pitch types

Select check-in and check-out dates to see available pitches.

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The hills at the forest

Bring your own
  • Tent

  • Caravan

  • Van

  • Motorhome

't Heuvelken is located on the edge of the 500+ hectare Merode domain and the Gerhagen park. 't Heuvelken has everything to recharge your batteries, in connection with nature: relax, tranquility and space, with a range of relaxation options in the immediate vicinity.

from € 0.00 per night
Max. people
10 persons
Pitches
5 pitches

The hills at the forest

  • Tent

    With your Tent

  • Caravan

    With your Caravan

  • Van

    With your Van

  • Motorhome

    With your Motorhome

't Heuvelken is located on the edge of the 500+ hectare Merode domain and the Gerhagen park. 't Heuvelken has everything to recharge your batteries, in connection with nature: relax, tranquility and space, with a range of relaxation options in the immediate vicinity.

Check-in between: 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Closing periods: 25-09-2023 → 31-03-2024 ,
25-09-2023 → 31-03-2024

Can guests place their tent/van wherever they wish? no

Min. number of nights: 1

Child price applies from this age: 0

Child price applies to this age: 14

Guest can book the same day until: 12:00 am

Surface

  • Grass

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 3 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

't Heuvelken borders on a quiet area. After 10 pm silence is necessary, out of respect for the neighbors and the environment.

Pets allowed: yes

Max. people
10 persons
Pitches
5 pitches

Your host, Bart

4.94 (35 reviews)

Acceptance rate: 100%

Hi! Nice to meet you. I would like to invite you to the place where I grew up and where I also come to recharge my batteries. 't Heuvelken... of course.

Tips

  • Visit the abbey of Averbode for abbey beer or taste a traditionally made ice cream at Mucca Rosa in Engsbergen (open until 9 pm)

  • Hike to the 23 meter high "watchtower" in Gerhagen, visit the forest museum and discover the greenery from the air

  • Proxy Delhaize Engsbergen open on Saturday and Sunday morning. Night shop Sehaj at 1.4 km

  • Café Den Hemel (2.6 km) or Railz Zichem (4.2 km)

  • Nicky's Catwalk Diest

Reviews

Patrycja

Tell us about your experience
Quiet, nature.Beautiful neighborhood all around.

How was the contact with the host?
Easy whatsaap contact.Aadrig man.

Tips for new guests?
Bring enough drinking water.

June 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Bart has responded

Thank you Patrycja for staying with us 🙏🏻

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Alexandra

Tell us about your experience
An oasis of calm. Meadow surrounded by trees. Toilets and showers in the immediate vicinity. Just great.

How was the contact with the host?
Bart was available on the phone and was right there when we arrived. Helpful, smiling and incredibly nice.

Tips for new guests?
Simply enjoy. A wonderful place for anyone looking for relaxation.

June 2023 · Translated from german

Ellen

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful place, lovely meadow, beautiful forest for walking, no other campers, but toilet and electricity. Delicious!

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Hans

Tell us about your experience
Our first Campspace. A day out in a quiet environment in the green with enough space for shelter. Wake up to the sound of the birds.

How was the contact with the host?
Warm welcome from Bart and smooth communication in advance.

June 2023 · Translated from dutch

Tom

Tell us about your experience
We spent a blissful, quiet night surrounded by sounds of nature. This was already the 2nd time we came to stay and we will certainly do so in the future.

How was the contact with the host?
Very helpful, friendly, approachable and warm personality.

June 2023 · Translated from dutch

Celine

Tell us about your experience
Highly recommended, quiet and especially beautiful surroundings where you can really relax.

How was the contact with the host?
Very clear and fast contact, Bart is a very sweet man who is happy to show you everything.

May 2023 · Translated from dutch

Tom & Wil

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful grounds in a very nice area. We were able to choose a nice spot to install our car. There were other guests, but the site is spacious enough to provide each other with the necessary privacy. There was a place to make your own cozy fire. Our little four-legged friend came along for the first time, so that was an experience.

How was the contact with the host?
Very pleasant contact.

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Host Bart has responded

Thank you Will & Tom and the nice four-legged friend for coming by, see you next time 🙏🏻

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Tom

Tell us about your experience
Blissful place, quiet, beautiful surroundings, place to remember !!!

How was the contact with the host?
Friendly host, enthusiastically welcomed!!

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Host Bart has responded

Thanks for being with us Tom, see you soon

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Paul

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful location on the Heuvelken!

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and welcoming!

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Host Bart has responded

Nice picture Paul, thanks for the nice review -- Bart

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Tessa

Tell us about your experience
It was great! Wonderful rest, nice walking environment and a super large beautiful field to stand on. We were here with a roof tent and that went very well. I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to camp quietly. The field is surrounded by trees so you don't see anyone except any other guests. The dog was also allowed to go loose in principle, but there was a baby on the other side of the field, so we did not do that.

How was the contact with the host?
Top! Very nice man. Super.

Tips for new guests?
Go here!

May 2023 · Translated from dutch

Hanna

Tell us about your experience
We stayed 3 days in this beautiful place. It was still a bit chilly outside (nothing strange for April) but with the wood we ordered we were able to make wonderfully warm fires. You walk from the field into the forest where you can go in all kinds of directions. A walk to the abbey or simply through the woods.

How was the contact with the host?
Bart is very friendly and gave us tips on where to stand (nice in the first sun on cold days) but also where to walk and what to find in the area

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy the peace and the large amount of birdsong and the calling owls at night.

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Host Bart has responded

Thank you for the nice review and the beautiful photos Hanna
See you at ' t Heuvelken 🙏🏻

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Willem

Tell us about your experience
Delicious among the woods!

How was the contact with the host?
Good! He was very helpful and welcoming!

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy all the birdsong!

April 2023 · Translated from dutch

Lore

Tell us about your experience
We stayed here for 2 nights.
Sanitation is present and in good condition.
You hear the birds chirping and otherwise it is very quiet here.
There is a forest road next to the campsite, so you can immediately go for a walk.
Bart, the owner, is a pleasant and super friendly man who enthusiastically gives his tips for the best ice cream in the area.
We had a wonderful stay with everything we were looking for. Peace, quiet, nature.
Goodbye Bart.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good! Super friendly man!

April 2023 · Translated from dutch

Davy

April 2023

KN

Tell us about your experience
We had a great stay. Beautiful place for camping and hiking. Everything was awesome. We were 9 people and could enjoy the pure nature.

How was the contact with the host?
Thanks Bart for the quick response via WhatsApp. Nothing was missing and we thank you for sharing your place.

Tips for new guests?
Nothing to add :)

April 2023 · Translated from german

Host Bart has responded

It was so nice to meet you and it is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed it. Thank you, see you soon!

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Sofie

Tell us about your experience
Very nice place on a hill on the edge of the forest! Enjoyed the autumn colors during the day, at night the owls as company :)

How was the contact with the host?
Nice!

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Host Bart has responded

It was a wonderful weekend in November, thank you for being with us Sofie, see you soon!

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Koen

Tell us about your experience
Fantastic weekend spent at 't Heuvelken. Peace and nature in a beautiful setting. From your camper straight into the forest. Beautiful site in a very beautiful region. Good for hours of walking pleasure.

How was the contact with the host?
Bart is a formidable host. Very warm welcome, attentive and helpful.

Tips for new guests?
The spacious grounds and the distance from the other guests makes it the ideal place for an outing with active dogs.

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Host Bart has responded

It was a wonderful weekend, very nice that you were our guest. Thank you and goodbye! -- Bart

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Sarah

Tell us about your experience
We stayed here for 2 nights with baby and dog during a beautiful autumn weekend. Had a wonderful stay! An oasis of peace, in the middle of the woods and all basic facilities for sanitary/electricity are available. In the evening by a campfire you imagine yourself in France. In addition, we were allowed to use Bart's compressor when we noticed that our tire pressure was not optimal. Recommended!

Tips for new guests?
A trip to the Abbey of Averbode or the Gerhagen nature reserve are highly recommended and always a nice walk there.

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Host Bart has responded

Very nice that you were our guest during this sunny weekend. Thank you and see you soon! -- Bart

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Gilliam

Tell us about your experience
Quiet place in a beautiful forest, nothing special but you will not be short of anything. Hot showers, WC, electricity, firewood (for a fee), ...

How was the contact with the host?
The host came to greet us friendly on arrival and point out the best spot, super!

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Eline

Tell us about your experience
Wonderful place to relax. Beautiful, wooded area, ideal to start a (long) walk from there. Very nice that clean sanitary facilities were available to quickly warm up / freshen up after a rainy day. Recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
Bart is a great host - he keeps the agreements, is very sympathetic, gave us a tour of the domain and also gave us a lot of nice hiking tips.

Tips for new guests?
I can only recommend this place!

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Host Bart has responded

Thank you for stopping by at our place Eline, glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again
Bart

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Ann

Tell us about your experience
place in abundance here! we had the site to ourselves. ideal starting point for nice walks. despite the bad weather, we camped peacefully and basic. In the evening we warmed ourselves with 'fire fiery', wonderful!

How was the contact with the host?
super friendly received by Bart!

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Host Bart has responded

Hi Ann- very nice to have you as a guest, there is always a spot available ;-) See you soon -- Bart

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Elly

Tell us about your experience
If you like peace, nature and freedom, then you've come to the right place (still secret for now). We were here the first w-end of September, so loners on this great site. Bart also opts for the camping experience. Even in high season, they opt for a maximum of five occupancies, which is exceptional. An infinite number of hiking and cycling trails start from the camping site through the beautiful heathland and forests. The facilities are basic, but more than sufficient for us. Toilet, shower, washing up area, everything clean and cared for !!

How was the contact with the host?
Bart, is a very amiable person. He is clearly proud of his Hills where he grew up. And he looks after the grounds and his guests as if they were family. For example, he pulled +/- 30m cable for our electrical needs... Thanks, Bart!!
See you soon!

Tips for new guests?
To go!! But not all at the same time....

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Host Bart has responded

Thank you Elly for this warm review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the place. We look forward to seeing you, always a spot available :-)

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Wim

September 2022

Host Bart has responded

Thank you for being our guest Wim, it was nice meeting you, See you soon
Bart

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Lies

Tell us about your experience
Very pleasant and quiet. Didn't even hear any noise from cars, etc. Very hard enjoyed that rest in natural surroundings.
To be repeated!

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly, personal and warmly received and guided.

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Host Bart has responded

It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed nature and the surroundings, Lies. Thank you for staying with us and see you soon -- Bart

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Scout Krisztian About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
My stay at Bart's spacious Campspace was amazing. There was plenty of space to roam in the beautiful nature and to enjoy its peace. The farm is surrounded by a forest which accommodates numerous hiking and biking paths. The Campspace offers three separate locations for both campers, tents, 4x4 roof tent vehicles, and hammocks. Each space is unique and offers great connection to nature. Also it is suitable for groups.

How was the contact with the host?
When arriving Bart was welcoming me right away and took his time to show me around the entire Campspace personally. He is friendly and also very personal. He was always available to help during my stay.

Tips for new guests?
If you are arriving with a vehicle then leveling blocks will come handy as the terrain can be uneven, however there is also plenty of level space available as well!

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Host Bart has responded

It was a pleasure to get to know you, Krisz. Your passion for photography is contagious. Thanks for being our guest and see you soon for more nature :-). Cheers -- Bart

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Stephanie

June 2022

Host Bart has responded

Thanks for the review Stephanie, see you soon

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Anneke

June 2022

Host Bart has responded

Thank you Anneke, see you soon

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sven

Tell us about your experience
Bart is a very cool, friendly man!!👍👍
Asked for a quiet spot because we were with a large dog and got a good quiet spot!

How was the contact with the host?
Simply great!! Keep it up Bart!👍😁

Tips for new guests?
Definitely go for the peace and large places and beautiful surroundings.

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Host Bart has responded

Thank you for your visit and the nice introduction Sven
Looking forward to next time
Bart

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Margaux

Tell us about your experience
Nice place, in the middle of the greenery. All supplies available.

How was the contact with the host?
Super nice and pleasant reception.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Bart has responded

Thank you for staying with us Margaux
Kind regards — Bart

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Dorothée

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful place surrounded by beautiful nature, recommended! Great base for long walks in the area.

How was the contact with the host?
Super friendly and hospitable host

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Host Bart has responded

The feeling is completely mutual Dorothée. Thank you for the nice review and see you soon
Bart

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Ruth

Tell us about your experience
Lovely place, located on the edge of a forest / nature reserve. We were pleasantly surprised and were able to enjoy the peace and space around us. Host Bart welcomed us warmly and showed us around the area. We had a lovely walk with the dogs and ate nearby.
We will definitely come and set up our tent again to recharge and ground again 😉 Thanks Bart!

How was the contact with the host?
Relax and enjoy

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Host Bart has responded

Thanks for stopping by, it was nice to meet you. There is always a spot available ;-)

Bye
Bart

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Emilie

Tell us about your experience
We were looking for an authentic place, right in nature, and we were not disappointed. The estate is large and has many possibilities. From the meadow to the woods via the clearing, everyone can find their favorite spot. For our part, we opted for the “return to nature” experience without water or electricity. For the less adventurous, amenities, shower and electric current are also available. In short. We loved our time spent at Bart's and one thing is for sure, we will be back!

How was the contact with the host?
Bart is a caring host, incredibly kind, and bends over backwards for his campers. We exchanged messages to prepare for our arrival and once there, we discovered that he had prepared several locations for us. After a site visit, we had the free choice of choosing where to camp.
Bart, thank you for your kindness, your availability and your benevolence. Being able to meet you was the cherry of our wonderful stay 🙏🏼

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy!

May 2022 · Translated from french

Host Bart has responded

Dear Emilie and Pietro,
It was a real pleasure to have you as guests, thank you for your warmth and cordiality. It is a pleasure to get to know you.
Cordially
bart

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Ineke

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful spacious campspace on the edge of the forest. You can walk straight into the forest. Basic sanitary facilities, but present!

How was the contact with the host?
Bart responds quickly to messages and provided a friendly welcome. Very satisfied!

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Host Bart has responded

Thank you for staying with us Ineke, see you soon :-)

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Joke

Tell us about your experience
Wonderful place between the woods with campfire circles.
Bart only rents out a few places, so there is plenty of room for everyone.
The plumbing is very rudimentary, but okay.
You can enjoy fantastic cycling and walking.

How was the contact with the host?
Bart is very sympathetic. The welcome was warm.

Tips for new guests?
Have a very long extension cord if you need electricity.
Go there sometime!

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Host Bart has responded

Thanks Joke and Steven and see you soon
Bart

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Sofie

Tell us about your experience
At the back of the meadow against the edge of the forest we had a wonderfully quiet night. Another autumn walk from the campspace completed our day.

How was the contact with the host?
We were kindly received. Together with Bart we looked at all the "options" in the meadow and got some tips for walks.

Tips for new guests?
More photos on instagram #cacbus_ontour

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Host Bart has responded

Thank you for choosing the most beautiful option with us Sofie :-) and see you next time -- Bart

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Surroundings

At this campspace
  • Forest

  • Hills

  • Meadow or plain

What you can find in the area
  • Urban area

  • Forest

  • Hills

Ways to spend the day
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    Hiking

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    Cycling

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    Wine or beer tasting

At this campspace

  • Forest

  • Hills

  • Meadow or plain

What you can find in the area

  • Urban area

  • Forest

    500+ hectares of walking/cycling forest
  • Hills

  • Meadow or plain

Ways to spend the day

  • Hiking

    Gerhagen (3.2km), Averbode (4.9km), Diest (7.2km), Junction 116 and GR561 on the road.
  • Cycling

    Mountain bike trail Rodenberg, numerous cycling routes in the immediate vicinity
  • Wine or beer tasting

    Averbode Abbey (The Moment)
  • Horseback riding

  • Swimming

    Outdoor swimming pool "Half Moon" or Municipal Swimming Pool Diest
  • Sightseeing

  • Visiting nearby towns

    Diest
  • Wildlife watching

  • Fishing

    Municipal fishing pond (request fishing license in advance)
  • Off-road vehicles

  • Making a campfire

Sustainability

  • Waste separation

  • Solar panels

  • Green power

  • Water-saving measures

"Leave no trace"

Additional info

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 3 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

't Heuvelken borders on a quiet area. After 10 pm silence is necessary, out of respect for the neighbors and the environment.


Checking in and out

Check-in between: 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Closing periods

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