Tips for what to do when warm weather hits Belgium

Feeling a bit hot? Then read on for an unusual tip on where you can go!

The beach near Ostend, Belgium
The beach near Ostend, Belgium

When it’s this hot outside (while I’m writing this, it’s 35°C…), people understandably flock to the Belgian coast or to the nearest swimming pool.

Bruzz recently listed the nearest outdoor swimming pools for those of you dying to flee the city heat.

But if you can’t stand the bustle of crowds of people trying to get a bit of refreshment in or near the water, than it might be a good idea to do the exact opposite.

Although taking a walk in a park will not be high on your list in these temperatures, there are parks or gardens that will perfectly satisfy your need to cool down a bit!

The Japanse Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
The Japanse Garden in Hasselt, Belgium

This weekend, I visited the Japanese Garden in Hasselt. It’s not too big, meaning you’re not completely exhausted at the end of the day. It has a family atmosphere and is perfect for a day out.

The Japanse Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
The Japanse Garden in Hasselt, Belgium

And thanks to the water feature (including waterfalls!), it’s wonderfully cool to stroll among the beautiful trees.

The Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
The Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium

The Garden is open from April to September, Tuesday till Sunday, from 10h to 17h. Japanese holidays are frequently celebrated in the garden (check the website for details) and they also host Japanese Tea Ceremonies each month!

The Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
The Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium

Your children will particularly like the fact that you can buy fish feed for just €0.50 to feed the many (slightly overfed) Koi’s.

The Japanse Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
The Japanse Garden in Hasselt, Belgium

楽しんで ! (Tanoshinde=enjoy!)

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