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6 x instagram-worthy blossom spots – Bye bye winter, hello spring!

All ready for spring? You bet! In April and May, the endless blossom areas are a must-see. So gather your friends and family and enjoy a spring full of blossoms…and don’t forget that Insta-perfect picture! #nofilterneeded 

  1. De Bloesembar in Velm (near Sint-Truiden)

Is there any better way to spend a sunny afternoon than with a delicious drink in the Bloesembar? Finish your bicycle or walking tour here and enjoy the sun while admiring the blossoms around you. Cheers!

A holiday home in the neighbourhood? Villa Bigaro in Heers is highly recommended. A luxurious stay with a private pool and bubble bath, a spacious garden and playground equipment for the children. An ideal base also for some cities: Sint-Truiden, Tongeren or Hasselt. 

  1. Alden Biezen in Bilzen

The domain of the Landcommandery Alden Biesen breathes culture and history. Founded in 1220, the Landcommandery Alden Biesen is one of the oldest and largest castle domains of Northern Europe. On the domain, you will find beautiful standard orchards, but also some stalls selling ice cream, pancakes and drinks. Get out your picnic blanket, sit down under one of the flowering trees and enjoy an insta-worthy moment of rest. Don’t feel like going home yet? Then there is a super cosy cottage in Lanaken: the Sonnevijver holiday home. 200 metres from the lake and ideal for walking, playing golf… or admiring the blossoms.

  1. Reading between the Lines

Want to discover more in the region of the blossoms? Then there is the transparent church ‘Reading between the Lines’. The landscape remains visible through the work of art and that is of course worth a visit (and a photo). The best photo? Take it at sunset. Whether you pass by on a bike, on foot or on a Vespa, you will enjoy it anyway. You can stay in the neighbourhood at Suus onder de wol in Borgloon, a cosy flat in the centre. Be sure to visit the nearby castle of Rullingen where the television series Katarakt was filmed. 

  1. Bommelerwaard, the Netherlands

Also 130 km to the north, near ‘s-Hertogenbosch, you will find endless fields of blossoms. If you want to combine the beautiful nature with a cosy city, this is your base. Holiday home Blandinushof is a cosy place for 4 persons.

In nearby Ravenstein you will find centuries-old city gates, canals and monumental buildings. In the surroundings you can take lovely walks and enjoy nature. An orange-red sunset on its way? Think of the snapshot! #sunset

  1. Quedlinburg, Germany

The contrast between the blossoms and the medieval heritage in the centre of Quedlinburg make for a beautiful picture. The Romanesque buildings, 2069 half-timbered houses and villas from the Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau periods make the town look like a Disney film. 

Do you want to enjoy all that beauty a bit longer? Apartment In der Altstadt fits right in and is ideal for a family or small group of friends. The children can also play safely outside while you enjoy yourself on your terrace. 

  1. The cider route in Normandy

To the east of Caen, you can walk the Cider Route. Picturesque country roads cross the Pays d’Auge and connect beautiful villages including Beuvron-en-Auge, one of the ‘most beautiful villages in France’. You can quench your thirst along the way by stopping at one of the more than 20 cider farms! 

Of course, this region is beautiful when the blossoms are in bloom. If you want to enjoy a quiet holiday, you can stay in a cosy cottage in the countryside. In the private garden you can enjoy your well-earned rest after a day of tasting ciders and admiring the blossoms.

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