Bouillon

Bouillon is one of the most beautiful areas of Belgium. Go for a gorgeous hike along the river Semois or check out the castle, there are plenty of things to do

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Overview

Godfrey of Bouillon sold the castle to the Bishop of Liège to finance the First Crusade
You can reserve your tickets for the castle here:
https://www.bouilloninitiative.be/informations-et…
*As with everything, the earlier you get there, the less crowded
*No dogs allowed in the castle
*Parking available next to the castle
*Wouldn’t recommend walking to the castle, as the streets are narrow (there is a path with stairs also)

The view from the castle is gorgeous!

Bouiloon is one of our favorite places in Belgium. We keep going back. It is beautiful all year round

You can walk along the river Semois, get some ice cream and go to the playground
Pierre Gigot offers ice cream, only artisanal vanilla and a couple of other flavors that change daily
Artisan glacier Pierre Gigot
0477 50 51 49
https://maps.app.goo.gl/AxFXFWxPtTTLhSW88

You can also find ice cream, waffles, warm drinks, snacks at Le Mont Blanc takeaway place (next to the Mont Blanc restaurant)
Le Mont Blanc
061 46 63 31
https://maps.app.goo.gl/dnCE3BLQGEALPwDq5

The playground is next to the river with a view of the castle. Its always best to park near the playground to end the walk there (but not next to it, otherwise the walk might never start)
Plaine de jeux
https://maps.app.goo.gl/8cdnYtF1R3r6hQ9S8

You can rent kayaks and enjoy the river Semois
https://www.kayakslavanne.be/

Climb up the Belvédère tower to get an amazing panoramic view of Bouillon. You can hike from the playground to the view point, it’s a bit uphill
*Belvédère view point with younger kids or in a lazy mood:
you can just drive to Belvédère, but keep in mind the road is unpaved. You can also walk a bit in the forest behind Belvédère, it’s a nice area
Belvédère de Bouillon
Rue de la Bichetour, 6830 Bouillon
https://goo.gl/maps/c67cJXnBP2qsDbGi6

Passerelle is a beautiful 55m suspended bridge. You can have a 2km stroller friendly walk to see Passerelle, that’s also suitable for younger kids
You can also do a 10km hike that starts from the view point Belvédère de Bouillon, passes the suspended bridge Passerelle and then you walk along the river Semois

Bouillon can be combined with Tombeau du Géant, a view point with an amazing view. There is a 4km trail, the return is uphill, so it can be a bit challenging for younger kids (suitable for kids 4+ or in a carrier). Not stroller friendly (unless you follow the road and not the paths). If the trail is not suitable for your family, you can still drive to the panorama viewpoint to enjoy the view

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About 1 hour 45 minutes drive SE of Schuman, Brussels (or 3 hours 15 minutes by public transport)

Parking in Bouillon along the river available
Many parking places here (not near the playground):
https://maps.app.goo.gl/6DDDFhb1CYEaKF5L8

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All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map: outdoor and indoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants and hotels under separate layers
*Tip: if you want to see a specific layer, you need to tap the upper left corner of the map and unselect the other layers
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

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