Brussels “Green Belt”
Castles and Estates
The Royal Museum for Central Africa will be re-opening in 2017. This impressive iconic museum devoted to Africa was founded in 1898. The Colonial Palace, part of the Museum, is an exceptional location for dinners for up to 300 people and cocktail parties for up to 600. The existing events hall is the original palace hall that dates back to the 19th century. The Colonial palace reception room remains available for receptions, seminars, meetings or business diners during the renovation.
Gaasbeek Castle: A mid-13th century fortified castle lies at the heart of an extensive park that was laid out in the 17th century. It has impressive avenues and narrow winding paths, as well as what are probably the tallest beech trees in Belgium. During your walks you will encounter several historical buildings: the Chapel of St. Gertrude, the baroque pavilion, the neo-gothic barn, the octagonal pavilion and the triumphal arch.
Other castles in the Green Belt are:
- Kasteel Diepensteyn (Steenhuffel) with Palm Breweries
- Kasteel Gravenhof (Dworp)
- Kasteel Groot-Bijgaarden (Groot-Bijgaarden)
- Kasteel van Bouchout (Meise) surrounded by the National Botanical Gardens
- Kasteel Ter Ham (Steenokkerzeel)
Outdoor activitiesThe Green Belt is also perfect for activities from canoeing or kayaking trips, golf and horse riding, to a cycling tour of local breweries. Or discover the green surroundings of Brussels by Vespa, authentic Citroën 2CV or even hot air balloon.
Active teambuilding on the Flemish CoastFlanders offers a wealth of possibilities for incentive activities. From intense physical challenges to pure enjoyment, for a few hours or an entire day, for both larger and smaller budgets: Flanders has something for everyone.
Team-building activities at the Flemish Coast range from sail karting along the beach, deep sea fishing, flying a kite to simply taking a long stroll in the fresh air. The icing on the cake: the Flemish Coast boasts some of the finest seafood restaurants in Belgium.