hallerbos, the magical bluebell forest

After the long, gray days of winter, spring in Belgium is a welcome reprieve. In fact, the flowers here are absolutely incredible! I had read about Hallerbos, a forest that becomes carpeted in bluebells each spring. Depending on the weather, the best time to visit the forest for the bluebells can be anywhere from the end of March to the beginning of May. However, the flowers don’t stay blue for more than a few weeks, so there’s a short window to see them.

We took a trip there at the very beginning of April, but the flowers were only just beginning to peek through the forest floor, more white than blue. The forest itself is gorgeous so the drive from Brussels (20 minutes or so) was well worth it, but it did mean we had to go back again: we did, and it was definitely worth it!

I felt like we were walking in a fairytale; unfortunately, the pictures don’t do it justice!




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