Cycling and walking
The flat landscape offers excellent cycling possibilities. You can plan your own route on the basis of the cycle route junctions. ‘Den Levensstroom’ is situated on cycle route junction 62 and the North Sea Cycle Route passes also here.
Following the television series ‘In Vlaamse Velden’, the new cycle route ‘In Vlaamse Velden’ was created. You can find more information on the maps of the cycle routes. These maps are for sale or can be loaned.
There are also different theme routes.
‘Den Levensstroom’ is also situated in the walking network ‘IJzervallei’. The following theme routes are also nearby: ‘Brouckmolenpad’, ‘Dode IJzerpad’, ‘Sint-Sixtuspad’, ‘Brabanthoek’, ‘Beverdijkpad’ and ‘Pannendorppad’.
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‘Den Levensstroom’ is situated nearby Watou, known for its poetry. In Alveringem you can find the malt and brew house ‘De Snoek’. Beauvoorde has its castle. Haringe has its organ concerts. In Poperinge you can find the Hop Museum and Talbot House and in the charming village of Lo you can find Caesar’s Tree and the biscuit factory.
We are situated at a distance of 20 km from Ypres and Diksmuide, so obviously we are confronted with the Great War. If you want to learn more about the Great War, you can visit: the In Flanders Fields museum, the Commonwealth War Graves, the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery with its visitor centre in Poperinge, the Yser Tower and the Trench of Death in Diksmuide, the German cemetery in Vladslo with the famous statues of Käthe Kollwitz, the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and the Tyne Cot Cemetery with its visitor centre in Zonnebeke. And to finish the day, you can attend the Last Post at the Menin Gate in Ypres.
You can also explore some tourist car routes: Life at the Front and Ypres Salient.
Cities in France like Hondschoote, Cassel, Bergues, Dunkirk and Calais are easy to reach and are worth a visit.
We are situated at a distance of 25 km from the coast. The following seaside resorts are very accessible: De Panne, Koksijde, Oostduinkerke and Nieuwpoort.
If you stay in ‘Den Levensstroom’ you can easily visit one of the following amusement parks: Plopsaland (24 km), Bellewaerde (33 km) and the children’s farm De Zonnegloed (8 km).
In the Westhoek, the children are the kings and queens: riding a donkey in Heuvelland, sniffing around in the forest of Eversam, the children brewery in Reningelst and the different hiking trails for kids: “Op zoek naar het gouden koekje” (Searching for the golden biscuit), “Marie’s Grooten Oorlog”, (Marie’s Great War), “De 3 ridders achterna” (Following the 3 knights)
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There are plenty of culinary possibilities. Staying in Stavele, ‘t Hof van Commerce is definitely worth a visit.
If you would like to spoil yourself culinary, there are many choices: De Zaligheid, De Schreve, De Hooipiete, Jachthuis van Eversam, ‘t Rozenhof, Hommelhof, Potje-Paté, Tapa-Tapa, ‘t Fermetje, Het Wit Paard, Resto-Bazil, Kerkegat.
If you want to drink a real St. Sixtus, you can visit ‘In de Vrede’
You also have ‘De Struise Brouwers’ in Oostvleteren, ‘De Dolle Brouwers’ in Diksmuide and the St. Bernardus Brewery in Watou.
For further information about the Westhoek, you can visit and for more information about the Great War, you can visit