Overijse Travel Guide

  • Living on duvel & Gine! what a life :))
    Living on duvel & Gine! what a life :))
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    Overijse town hall
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    view from the fields
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Overijse Things to Do

  • Museum of grapes

    As Overijse is well-known for his grapes growing in the glass-houses, it also has his museum of the grapes showing the hard labour of growing grapes in our climat and relating the story of the grapes through the ages.Open from April 1 until October 31 Opening hoursMonday until thursday from 9 until 12 a.m. and from 1 until 4 a.m.Friday from 9 until...

  • Den Blank culture center

    You like exhibitions, theatre, film, then you'll feel happy after a visit to the culture center "Den Blank" next to the Swimming Pool "Begijntjesbad"Culuurcentrum Den BlankBegijnhof 113090 OVERIJSEE-mail info@denblank.beopening hours please go to www.overijse.be --> Diensten --> cultuur or to their website www.denblank.be

  • A rural village

    Look at this picture and you'll see how rural Overijse is, despite its location in the Brussels' neighbourhood. Just behind a potatofield you discover the Church and next to it the nice town hall. Nature is never far away.

  • Jezus-Eik (Notre Dame au Bois)

    Jezus Eik is one of the 5 villages belonging to Overijse, and the first one on your way from Brussels to Overijse. The easiest one to reach too, as it lies along the E411.Are you interested in the complete history, the legend and old postcard views of this little village at the Zoniënwoud border, have a look at this linkJezus-Eik (only in flemish...

  • a pond in the village center

    This lovely little pound is situated at aprox. 100 m of the village center and belongs to the "Mariadal", home for elderly people.

  • Belgian wine ?

    Ever heard of belgian wine ? You can taste it at some local producers'.Overijse has grapes and wine-producers as twin-towns : Bruttig-Fankel (Mosel), Bacharach (Rhine), Macon (Saône), Lecco (Como lake) and Modra (Slowakia)Want to know more about belgian bio grapes and belgian wine production ?Have a look at www.soniën.be (only in flemisch...

  • Several kinds of grapes

    Several kinds of grapes are cultivated in heated green houses : white and sweet Muscat, delicious blue Leopold III, , Canon Hall,Colman, Ribier,Frankental and Chasselas.Not so easy to grow them by our chilly climat. The green houses have to be heated almost all over the year. As the grapes aren't grown in the open air, hulmidity is very important....

  • Grapes monument

    The monument people raised in honour to the hard labour of the grape-farmers, growing grapes in greenhouses and having to clean the bunch of grapes during their growth, cutting the small grapes in order to letting the others develop.It stands at the entrance of the grapes museum.

  • The grapes museum and tourist office

    In this typical village house you'll find the tourist office and the grapes museum.Overijse is well known for its grapes.The lambic brewers weren't only established in the Senne valley, but also in the valley of the Yssche . This small river has its spring in the Forêt de Soignes and flows through villages like Hoeilaart, Overijse and Huldenberg....

  • Justus Lipsius' house

    This is the Justus Lipsius birth-house, where the famous classicist and classic philosopher lived from 1547 until 1606. I'm not really proud of how this house at present looks like. It really needs to be restored. It was built in Renaissance style in the XVIth cent.Actually it houses the local music school.

  • Justus Lipsius

    As a philosopher, Justus Lipsius watches everything happening beyond his eyes, from the plinth in the center of the square, between the townhall and the church

  • St. Martinus church

    St. Martinus church is the main church in the village center. If you look ath the right upper side near the church you already see the fields as a testimony of the rural character of Overijse.


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Overijse Restaurants

  • Excellent french cuisine

    Fresh french cuisine inspirated by the seasons and by the chefs phantasy. We had a birthday celebration here and were fully satified as well by the choice as by the tasteof the meals. Menus start from 25 € and wines from 14 €. Lobster festival during july.Closed on wednesdays and thursdays.

  • A better Greek

    I know this restaurant over many years and still it is one of the better greek restaurants.I've never been disappointed until now. When I'm in a hurry I have a delicious mezze as a main dish. Always very friendly service. They even have a terrace in the garden for the "nice weather" days.Closed on wednesdays and saturday lunch time

  • Have fun at the Japanese

    Feel like having a celebration with your family or a group of friends ? Than this restaurant is the one. It's really great fun ! Dressed in a kimono, enjoy the cooking show of the Japanese Teppan-Yakki chefs, preparing the meals at your table.We have been here on different occasions and always had a great time. You can eat à la carte or choose...


Overijse Local Customs

  • Bread with soft white cheese and radish

    After a long walk in the Zoniën Forest or some biking, it is very common eating bread with soft white cheese and radish in one of the pubs along the forest side in Jezus-Eik (Notre Dame au Bois) with a local cherish beer (Kriek beer) Rather refreshing !

  • Tourist Office

    The Tourist Office can help you out if you need some brochures or more infomation : Dienst Toerisme Overijse (Office du Tourisme), Huis "Den Bonten Os", Justus Lipsiusplein 9, 3090 Overijse mail address info@overijse.be

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Overijse Sports & Outdoors

  • The Genval Lake

    The Genval Lake is located on both of the villages Overijse and Genval (part of Rixensart). The (unvisible haha) border of the provinces of Flemish and Walloon Brabant goes straight through this Lake. It's a nice place to relax. It's quite easy to walk around the lake. Joung and old like it here. There are some nice restaurants (belgian, italian,...

  • Nero Mountain Bike (MTB) route

    A brand new and very nice biking route 27,250 km through the Zoniën forest. It starts at the Hoeilaart Sports hall near the Nero-café and leads you into the forest along the Groenendael train station (from the Nero-strips do you know ?) through 4300 ha everchanging woods.You'll find the road book and a map - in flemish - at the website.

  • Swimming pool

    A brand new swimming pool with 25 m pool, sauna, creek, wild water pool, bubble bath, jet stream, children's pool, cafetaria,etc.For opening hours and prices, have a look at their website www.overijse.be, --> sport --> zwembad


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