About National Park Hoge Kempen

National Park Hoge Kempen

The original National Hoge Kempen was about 6700 hectares, and 60% is protected as Natura 2000 area.

In 2020, the National Park doubled to 12.742 hectares by adding the nature areas of the Duinengordel, the Bergerven and the ​​Munsterbos.
It is expected that in due course the Vallei van Bosbeek will also be integrated into the National Park.
The most common biotopes are coniferous forests and heather. In addition, there are deciduous forests, inland dunes, turf, streams, dry valleys, ponds, gravel puddles and mine rock mountains (terrils).