Ekeren Travel Guide

  • Kasteel Veltwijck
    Kasteel Veltwijck
    by Helga67
  • Put van Ekeren
    Put van Ekeren
    by Helga67
  • Put van Ekeren
    Put van Ekeren
    by Helga67

Ekeren Things to Do

  • Creeks and swamps

    Oude Landen is abounding in water. There is a creek meandering through the area and you can observe waterbirds and typical vegetation like reed.During our walk in the hot summer of 2003, it was all dried out. No water, no birds, only reed.

    more
  • Flora

    Oude Landen is famous for its different and many flowers. Especially in summer, you will find very nice but wild flowers. More pics are in my travelogue.

    more
  • Different paths

    When you come out of the woods, the rest of 'Oude Landen' is in open air. You can take different paths or field tracks. In my 'Transportation' tip you can find a map of the entire area with the different walking paths. The entire area is about 100 ha.

    more

Ekeren Transportation

  • How to get to Put van Ekeren?

    Take Highway A12 from Antwerp to Rotterdam. Take exit 15 "Kapellen". At the traffic lights go right, and back right over the bridge. After the bridge, go right at the traffic lights. And turn right at the 6th street "Vierkerkenstraat". At the end of this small street is a parking and a pedestrian brigde over the highway leading to the Put van...

    more
  • Map with walking paths

    Train: take the train from Antwerp to Essen and get off in 'Ekeren'. Walk towards the centre via the Veltwijcklaan. The entrance (Kasteel Veltwijck) is about 10 minutes walk.Bus: take bus no. 77 to 'Ekeren Markt'. The entrance through the castle is about 5 minutes walk.On the map you can see some red dotted lines, this are all the walking paths and...

    more
  • Ekeren Hotels

    0 Hotels in Ekeren

Ekeren Off The Beaten Path

  • Put van Ekeren - recreation area

    In the 1980s trees were planted, and an area was created for walking and relaxing. It is, although, forbidden to swim or to do any kind of watersport. One exception though is diving, but for this you need a licence from the city of Antwerp. Read more about diving in my sports tip.

    more
  • Put van Ekeren - How did it get there?

    Between 1925 - 1930, the Antwerp harbour expanded and needed a new railway yard near Ekeren. Two pools were digged for raising the floor in the station and the pools were used as a water tank for steam locomotives.

    more
  • Put van Ekeren (Ekeren's pool)

    "Recreatiedomein Muisbroek", known by locals as "Put van Ekeren" is an unique piece of splendid nature in the middle of a busy world port. It's a great place for relaxing. The ponds accommodate a large number of domestic fish types and are a restplace for waterfowl and migrating birds.

    more

Ekeren Sports & Outdoors

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Diving in Ekeren

    by Helga67 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Put van Ekeren is well known by local divers. It's a good place for keeping in shape with your diver skills. The pool is 18 m deep and accommodates a large number of fish: roach, carp, perch, eel, pike and loach. Also crawfish and mussels are present. Furthermore, this pool has been known for its wealth of fossile sea shells.

    You need a licence from the city of Antwerp to dive here and you can only use the left side of the pool. Read all about it on the website below (only in Dutch).

    Equipment: Bring all your equipment from home. There are no accommodations here.

    Related to:
    • Diving and Snorkeling

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Ekeren Favorites

  • Oude Landen

    In the shadow of the St. Lambertus church lies a beautiful nature reserve, 'Oude Landen'. It's a nice place to walk and enjoy the nature.The reserve is open all year round from sunrise to sunset.More info can be found on this website (only in Dutch):

    more
  • Put van Ekeren

    It took me 36 years to discover this lovely place. It's only 7 km away from where I live. I knew of its existence, but just thought, it was a pool in the middle of the harbour, not attractive at all. Well, I definitely was wrong about that. The pool is surrounded by trees (you don't see much of the harbour), there's a walking path around the pool...

    more
  • Kasteel Veltwijck

    Ekeren has a lovely castle. It is called 'Kasteel Veltwijck' and houses the district council. It is surrounded by water and a little park. From here, you can start your walk through the 'Oude Landen', which lies behind the park.

    more

Instant Answers: Ekeren

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

76 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Ekeren
Forest
Things to Do
Point of departure
Things to Do
Map of Ekeren

View all Ekeren hotels