December 30, 2012

Demerbroeken

                                        pictures by Graham
If you would like to get out of the city, away from the Christmas stress, the shopping madness or the hectic city days, and are looking for a quiet secluded area to spend new years eve or new years day, I know of no better place to go than the "Demerbroeken". A nature reserve, located about 60 kms to the East of Brussels, the Demerbroeken is in the Scherpenheuvel-Zichem area, along the river "Demer" which flows through the province of Brabant, its source being in Limburg, near Tongeren. 
You will more than likely be all by yourselves, as my local reporter Graham was the other day. His photos hopefully reveal the peace and quiet that I'm talking about.
http://www.demerbroeken.be/
http://demerbroeken.com/ (soundtrack)
http://www.natuurpunt.be/natuurgebied-demerbroeken_236.aspx
http://www.toerismevlaamsbrabant.be/bezoeken/bezienswaardigheden/natuurgebied-demerbroeken/index.jsp