Redu Things to Do
A local guy had the wonderful idea to plant a raspberry field!! During the summer the tourists or the local people are able to collect their own raspberries, they would then pay depending on what they collected.
The remaining fruits are used to make a delicious raspberry alcohol in the nearby distillery.
I also have to mention the Ampounette, a beer sold locally (but brewed elsewhere in Belgium) and also made with raspberries. This is not a sweet beer as most of the other well-known raspberry beers (Belle-Vue, Mort Subite,...) and it is also stronger (7%)
The ESA station
This quiet and remote village also has its technologic attraction. I’m not even thinking about the EuroSpace Center located slightly further on the E411 highway. A small walk outside the village, and you could already discover an antenna field!! Redu is in direct contact with the outer space. Indeed this is an ESA station (European Space agency) and the parabolic antennas you could see there are used to test different European satellites.
For 20 years, Redu is also known as the book village. Several bookshops are now established here and several activities around books take place several times a year. For example the book festival takes place during the Eastern WE and attract thousands of persons looking for books, new or second-hand.