Interactive museum for kids with Suske & Wiske (Bob & Bobbette in French - Spike & Suzy in English) as the leading characters. In fact Suske & Wiske were created in this house by Willy Van der Steen, the famous comics draughtsman.It's not a traditional museum in which you just walk around. NO, it's an active and creative museum for the young...more
Bistro-brasserie style. Casual atmosphere. Everything fresh and home-made. Salads, pasta, wok, fish, meat, seasonal specialties ...Very friendly staff. We all had soup of the day, which was broccoli soup. Main courses were:spare ribs for my sonveggie wok for his girlfrienddeer with cranberry compote and an oven-baked apple for my husbandstir fried...more
It's a bistro-style restaurant with very casual atmosphere. Style is years 50-60. They have a beautiful patio for warm summer days and nights. Everything served is fresh and home-made and especially their daily varying lunch menus are worth their price (17 euros for a starter (usually a salad), a main course and coffee). I don't think I've eaten...more
Lunchroom, sandwich shop (called Loket 5, next to the lunchroom - see second picture), restaurant, cafe. It's all there in this new little place next to the railway station of Heide.The building has been completely renovated after it had been standing there un-used for maybe 20 years.In the summer an inviting outdoor terrace is available, with a...more
The Kalmthoutse Heide is best reached by car. There is a large parking place in front of the entrance.
Coming from Antwerp, follow Highway A12, direction Bergen Op Zoom/Rotterdam (NL), take exit 13 (Stabroek), turn right and follow the main road for approximately 9 kms. You have to pass 3 traffic lights. The parking place in on your right, the entrance on your left.
The moor is very dry. During summertime, the risk of fire is big. Always be careful with sigarets and other stuff.
If there is some danger for fire, an orange or red flag with explanation will be present at the entrance of the nature reserve.
Boots for the wet parts.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellant for the bugs close to the water during summertime.
Photo Equipment: A photo camera with zoom lens and binoculars for watching the birds.
Once upon a time, a beautiful princess happened upon a frog in a pond.
The frog said to the princess, "I was once a handsome prince until an evil witch put a spell on me. One kiss from you and I will turn back into a prince and then we can marry, move into the castle with my mom where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel lucky for doing so."
That night the princess had frogs legs for dinner ...
Thanks to our huge nature reserve Kalmthout is a perfect place for making long bike tours, either on an ATB or a race bike. The terrain is mostly dirty roads, so an ATB is essential in the rainy period (that's almost year round in Belgium! ;).
Of course it's possible to cycle on the local roads and a race bike just is the better choice then.
Equipment: Bring your own bike, if you can. There are bike rental services but rather limited (in the stations of Heide and Kalmthout, and in the Aerts Action Bike Shop (not on Sunday).