Red Mechels Broek walk

In the vicinity of the Sint-Romboutstoren, on the eastern side of the city there are splendid grasslands: the Mechels Broek. Natuurpunt manages over 100 hectares of wet grasslands here with ditches, bomb crater ponds, pollard willows, and hedgerows. In the middle of the area, there is a lake, created by extracting sand for the construction of the motorway. A true paradise for thousands of water birds. Thanks to the hide for bird-watching, observation tower and visitors' centre, there's plenty to do in the Mechels Broek.

  • Length: 2 km
  • Starting point: Visitor center Mechels Rivierengebied, 2817 Muizen.
  • Are you coming by bike? You can leave your bicycle at the bicycle sheds near the intersection Rijmenamsesteenweg-Ter Doncklaan, on both sides of the Rijmenamsesteenweg.
  • Accessible via cycling nodes: 57 - 64
  • Attention: dogs on a leash. Dogs are not allowed on the path to the bird hide and in the Visitor Center.



For more information about access, feel free to contact Natuurpunt. 


T +32 15 43 61 09


Visitor center Mechels Rivierengebied, 2817 Muizen.