Doorkijkkerk – Reading between the lines

Doorkijkkerk – Reading between the lines

-An architectural gem, the see-through church, is in the middle of apple fields with a play garden nearby and several signposted walks around there
-The Belgian architect duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh  (Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh) have designed this 30-ton steel see-through building
-The best time to see it would be sunset, expect it to be busy too
-This is the exact address of the Doorkijkkerk:
Doorkijkkerk – Reading between the lines
Grootloonstraat 2, 3840 Borgloon
https://goo.gl/maps/zKxn9pPDQRB6cRot8
-There is also a play garden nearby, where you can also camp (closed for now)
-There are a few play structures for kids in the play garden and picnic tables
-You can find the play garden (speelboomgaard) here:
https://goo.gl/maps/HzYE4FXsNqgscr4cA
-There is also the Roman Villa landmark, but don’t expect to see any ruins. Just a view from a bit higher and there are some picnic tables there too
Landmark Romeinse Villa-landschap
Romeinse Kassei 6950, 3840 Borgloon
https://goo.gl/maps/1Kf1uxrbBv1TP1ar8
-There are 4 signposted walks in the area (all pass from the Doorkijkkerk):
Green – 4km
Blue – 5.5km
Orange – 8.5km
Yellow – 12.5km
-You can find a map of the walks here:
https://www.borgloon.be/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Routekaart%20Pit%202018.pdf
-Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
-Dogs allowed on a leash
-Toilet at the play garden (closed for now)
-It can be combined with Provincial Domain Het Vinne, great place to have a picnic and a walk by the lake combined with playgrounds
-It can be combined with Drieslinter, a small playground and a hike with play structures along the way
-A bit further away but worth it, if you haven’t been is Provincial Domain Bokrijk with the huge playground, the Open Air Museum and the Cycling through water path (Bokrijk is worth a day on its own!!)
-It can be combined with Park Motten, a small park with an extensive playground for toddlers, a lake with paddle boats and a traffic park (post coming soon)
-It can be combined with Provincial Domain Nieuwenhoven (post coming soon)
-About one hour drive E of Schuman, Brussels (or about one hour 40 minutes by public transport)

Parking Reading Between the Lines (about 10 places only)
3840 Borgloon
https://goo.gl/maps/i5yGGdcYvHsy7wS69

Alternatively, you can park here (more places)
Doorkijkkerk Car-Parking
Grootloonstraat 5, 3840 Borgloon
https://goo.gl/maps/6BWn3G8uWCjvPcnu8

Then you walk to Doorkijkkerk – Reading between the lines
Grootloonstraat 2, 3840 Borgloon
https://goo.gl/maps/zKxn9pPDQRB6cRot8