Sonian Forest

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  • Address: Sonian Forest Belgium, Brussels
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Family And Kids, Nature

Sonian Forest - Review

The 4000 hectares of this forest are known as Brussell's Lung. It's a part of the ancient  Charcoal Forest, full of old beeches and oaks. It used to be much larger, but Napoleon's wars and later industrialisation seriously cut down its size. It's got a lovely mystic atmosphere that makes for lots of contemplative walking. That, jogging, cycling and even horse-riding its trails are the most common activities, but the forest does have a lot else to offer. Check out the following highlights:

  • Try and catch sight of: toads, newts, fire salamanders; birds like nuthatch, short-toed treecreeper, great spotted woodpecker, Goldcrest, kingfisher, winter wren; deer, bats, red squirrels, wild boar; various mushrooms and fish
  • The map of the forest on the attraction website will give you detailed eating spots
  • Check the forest website for fishing spots and related permissions
  • Various lodgings are available
  • The Bosmuseum Jan Van Ruusbroec (Forest Museum Jan Van Ruusbroec)-old farmstead
  • The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)-huge ethnographic colleciton from central africa
  • Rouge-Cloître Abbey-currently an exhibition space
  • The Castle of La Hulpe Parks
  • The Folon Foundation-nice artwork-watercolours, sculptures.
  • The Spanish House

Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Brussels itinerary 2 days.

Sonian Forest Information

  • Download a map of the forest from the attraction website.
  • Keep dogs on leash.
  • No plucking anything or disturbing/disfiguring the environment.
  • Don't go off path.

How To reach Sonian Forest by Public Transport

  • By car
  • Take a taxi
  • Take  take Metro 5 stop Herrmann-Debroux station; walk to the Rouge-Cloître Abbey
  • Bus line 41, 72 stop Herrmann-Debroux
  • Train to Groenendaal Station from Brussels Central Station

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  • Sonian Forest Address: Sonian Forest Belgium, Brussels
  • Sonian Forest Timing: 24-hrs
  • Sonian Forest Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sonian Forest(preferred time): 07:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sonian Forest: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sonian Forest

  • 85.33% of people who visit Brussels include Sonian Forest in their plan

  • 36.55% of people start their Sonian Forest visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sonian Forest

Monday, Friday and Saturday

88.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sonian Forest

People normally club together Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula and Bois De La Cambre And Foret De Soignes while planning their visit to Sonian Forest.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sonian Forest, Brussels Reviews

  • Beautiful forest, astonishing view, perfect for families. I remove a star because it is too overcrowded. Especially when the weather is good

  • Great for walks, dogs not allowed everywhere

  • An amazing place, on the south-east border between Brussels and Flanders, with bicentenary trees, ideal for hiking or biking in the nature. Easy reach from metro Roodebeek or Herman-Debroux.

  • Ideal for those who have a full day for mountain biking without getting lost. You simply drive back into the city to take a snack. Take a moment with the beautiful views and search the old chapels. Just a few tourists come here.

  • Beautiful and quiet. Nice for a walk or bike ride. Starting with a map will help!

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