Lanaken | Holiday Homes in Belgium

Self-catering in Belgium in Lanaken

Located in the Flanders region of Belgium, right on the border with the Netherlands, the municipality of Lanaken is brimming with family fun. Active families love Lanaken’s walking and cycling opportunities as well as the child-friendly playgrounds and trails. Holiday homes in Belgium are fabulous for nature-loving families, especially in Lanaken which has easy access to the Hoge Kempen National Park as well as the Maasvallei River Park on the banks of the river Meuse.

Hiking and biking on a Belgium self-catering holiday

Lanaken is situated in the Limburg province of Belgium, famous for its cycling network which contains over 2000km of lanes. These routes make it easy to get around the province from your Belgian cottage, and most of the paths are specialist pedestrianised paths which are very safe for cyclists. With such good connections, it is possible to cycle through Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany all in one day – and return in time for dinner. Walkers and hikers also enjoy holiday homes in Lanaken for the extensive natural trails and walks in the area. The Pietersheim walking area, at the entrance to the Hoge Kempen National Park, has 8 designated routes for walkers, 2 of which have won awards and been labelled ‘premium’ routes for their high quality.

Holiday Homes in Belgium near Oud-Rekem

Oud-Rekem is a picturesque village in northern Lanaken, named ‘the most beautiful village in Flanders’ by multiple competitions over the years. Easily reached by bike from your Belgian holiday home, the village has plenty of interesting sites for families to enjoy. The real highlight is the Museum of Pharmacy which gives aspiring scientists in the family the opportunity to look in interesting pots and jars containing medicine from the nineteenth century. If your family is interested in a different kind of science, namely the science of beverages, pop over to the Distillerie Senden for a tour, and taste their wines and spirits.

Nature and history in Lanaken

Self-catering in Belgium gives families the flexibility to enjoy the natural environment. In Lanaken, the Pietersheim entrance to the Hoge Kempen Nature Park is an area of enchanting pine forest and trickling streams ripe for exploring. Also, beside the village of Oud-Rekem, the Maasvallei River Park is a tranquil landscape of dikes and floodplains, perfect for cyclists and walkers to enjoy. For a blast of history, visit the famous Veldwezelt-Hezerwater Palaeolithic site which contains evidence of habitation and tool making by our Neanderthal ancestors up to 133,000 years ago.

Family-friendly holiday homes in Belgium with NOVASOL

Lanaken is the perfect location for family self-catering in Belgium, with fantastic activities for children including a leprechaun trail and a free petting zoo and playground in Pietersheim. For families and active holidaymakers who rely on a kitchen and washing machine on holiday, rent self-catered accommodation in Belgium with NOVASOL and give your family the flexibility it needs to enjoy the great outdoors.