Bornem Things to Do
A street, an area in Bornem next to the river "Schelde" called "Buitenland" or
"Foreign Country" It was nice to stroll on the waterfront direction TemseRelated to:
march of the dead (100 km)
This is the most popular 100km walk in Belgium. If I'm not mistaking there were around 9000 people going for it last time. The next edition is at august 11th 2006.
If walking till you drop is one of your personal favorites this one is a must.
In dutch it's called "de dodentocht".
warning: Do not underestimate it. 100km is a long way
for more info:
- Hiking and Walking
4 Hotels in Bornem
Stationsplein 2, Bornem, 2880, Belgium
Good for: Families
Rijksweg 58, Bornem, 2880, Belgium
Good for: Couples
Kardinaal Cardijnplein 10-12, Bornem, 2880, Belgium
Good for: Couples
Kardinaal Cardijnplein 10-12, Bornem, 2880, be
Den Marnix: Nice Pub/Bistro
Marnix and Monique are doing a good job here.
I left my hat in this cosy Pub...
Favorite Dish: Sangria with fruit as appetizer
Than a Croque Marnix, just excellent - roasted toast, an egg, all mixed with season vegetables and spaghettiRelated to:
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
Den Heerd: Not your average pizza!
Well, it's been a couple of years since we went there (since our courting days as a matter of fact), but they still do serve splendid pizza's.
These are made in a wood oven which is sitting in the back of the restaurant.
The pizza's are their own creation, and not your average pizza margherita.
The piece de resistance is the King Crab pizza, which I really should go back to and try. You can get that for slightly less than 20 Euro.
Apart from pizza they also serve eal and seafood in general.
I don't remember the patrons as always being equally friendly, but I believe they have personnel now, and if you're looking for a quiet place with delicious food, this is it.
Prices range from 8 Euro to whatever you feel like, witht he average menu price at 25 Euro.
They also have a cosy terrace at the back.
Favorite Dish: The homemade pizza's.Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
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Bornem Tourist Traps
The castle of Bornem
I was in Bornem in february 2008. There are no symbols as from the St-Jozef Hospital telling you that a visit to the castle is limited in time.Only after strolling the bush lane (1km) there are signals like " Individuals are not allowed and have to turn back"
Castle Marnix de Saint-Aldegonde can be visited without appointment only on 15 August, the last 2 Sundays of August and the 2 first Sundays of September from 13.30 to 16.00 h. Admission : € 6 per person. Doors close at 17.15 h.
Visits by appointment from 15 April to 1 November. Groups of minimum 10, maximum 25 people.
This visit is suitable for children and as there are no staircases to climb for people in a wheel-chair
Visits in Dutch/ English 03/889 90 09 (caretaker)
Visits in French will – if possible - be taken care of by countess de Marnix.
( tel. 0032 475 87 52 58 ; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Exceptionally? Groups of less than 10 people are allowed . Entrance fee € 10 + fee of the guide.
Bookings will definite after transfer of the amount owed. Guides are paid on the spot. Transfers to account 001 – 3711432 – 94. Mention name, date and elected program.
The illustrated castle guide (French / Dutch) can be bought for € 7 and may be signed by the owners of the property.
Bookings obligatory. No guide will be contacted unless the amount owed is transferred ot the account: 001 3711432 94
Unique Suggestions: Go back and have have a nice meal in the center.
My tip, pub "Den Marnix" - hahaRelated to:
- Castles and Palaces
Bornem Off The Beaten Path
Children's Playground Sint Pietersburcht
[Location is actually in Puurs, a village next to Bornem]
This little fortress built in 1912 has been converted into a magnificent children's playground by the local branch of nature conservation association Natuurpunt.
Your children can safely run around and, well, play and have fun while you're sitting down on the central terrace and chat with friends all afternoon. If you're thursty, you can (but are not obliged to) have a drink as well.
As can be expected from Natuurpunt, this is a very green setting, the installations are enivronmentally safe and sound, and there are a couple of short educational hikes around the premises.
Only open during summer.Related to:
- Family Travel