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Senne trail

The Senne trail takes you along some of the finest spots in and around Beersel. The point of departure is the St Lambert’s church on top of the Beerselberg. Constructed in neo-Gothic style, this church houses many valuable art treasures, such as the refined wooden furniture and the alabaster sarcophagi of the van Witthem lords, to name a few. Near the parish church of Beersel, on Hoogstraat, we find the brewery 3 Fonteinen. This brewery has been producing Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek according to traditional methods for decades. The trail then takes you along the rail track to the top of the Konijnenberg, from where you can enjoy a stunning view of the Brussels skyline. It continues along the low-land pastures flanking the meandering Senne to the Castle of Beersel, an authentic medieval moated castle, whose origins date back to the 14th century. This feudal fortress was erected by Hendrik van Witthem. The trail then runs over the cobble stones of the Beukenlandschap, back to the point of departure. You may want to make a small detour to the Uwenberg to see the former house of the writer Herman Teirlinck.

Practical details

Point of departure: Herman Teirlickplein, 1650 Beersel
GPS co-ordinates point of departure: N 50.76685° E 4.30793°
Distance: 4.3 km