• cycling / hiking


    Tielrode is one of the few remaining nature reserves in Belgium. Right on ARCK’s doorstep you’ll find Tielrodebroek, an oasis of greenery and water where you can hike or cycle to your heart’s content. By ferry, it takes no time at all to reach Hamme on the other side of the Durme.


    De Roomakker is a 12-hectare provincial domain whose three former clay pits and surrounding areas make it a perfect area for hiking. 

    Sint-Niklaas Heritage Trail

    Enjoy an inspirational walk through Sint-Niklaas, taking in its 17th century architectural gems. 

  • eating / drinking

    Café ’t Veer

    For many years, Nele and Bas have been enjoying delicious lunches served by Krie at Café ’t Veer. The attractive terrace is a great place for a snack such as a ’t Veer omelette.

    Sint-Jozefstraat 35 – 9140 Tielrode

    Eetcafé De Brabander

    Beer-lovers will find everything their hearts desire in this old brewery. As well as an extensive menu and a wide selection of beers, the café serves delicious lunches and simple dinners.

    Sint-Jozefstraat 2C – 9140 Tielrode

    De Correctie Wine Bar

    A wine bar with a great atmosphere housed in an historic building. Come and enjoy a delicious glass of wine and a snack. With luck, you might even catch a performance.

    Cauwerburg 115 – 9140 Temse

    Bistro De Zaatman

    Enjoy a snack while looking out over the old shipyard on the Scheldt. A great place to stop when you’re out on the bikes.

    Georges Van Dammeplein 6 – 9140 Temse

    De Sampan

    A must for fans of delicious sushi.

    Markt 28B – 9140 Temse

    Restaurant Het Moment

    At Het Moment you can dine peacefully in a home-from-home atmosphere. Especially if you’re in the mood for French/Belgian cuisine.

    Parklaan 46 – 9140 Temse

    Restaurant De Groenendijk

    One of the most authentic eateries in Flanders. At this idyllic spot facing the Scheldt dyke you can enjoy eel in the greenest of green herb sauces.

    Nattenhaasdonkstraat 20 – 2880 Bornem

  • culture / leisure

    Verbeke Foundation

    The Verbeke Foundation is a private art initiative which combines culture with nature and ecology.  An impressive collection of modern and contemporary art is on display.  Annually, various contemporary art exhibitions are organised inside the 20.000 m2 covered industrial hangars and greenhouses, which are located on a naturel site of 12 hectares.

    Westakker z/n - 9190 Kemzeke (Stekene)