You can really experience nature here, and you can do that in an invigorating or relaxing way. Or a combination of the two. Find out the two best combo days below. Your batteries will be fully recharged at the end of your visit. Curious?

National Park hike & Elaisa Energetic Wellness visit

Maasmechelen is the destination for nature experiences in the Euregio zone. Those who come to Maasmechelen can thus immerse themselves in nature. Where better to do that than in Belgium’s only national park. Whether you want to hike for a short or longer time, the Hoge Kempen National Park has it all. Make sure to check the trail you want to take and which points you want to pass well in advance. Take a picnic along. You’ll come across some MaasMagical picnic spots along the way where you can take a break.


After this invigorating hike, it’s time to fully relax at Elaisa Energetic Wellness. It gives you all the space you need to enjoy yourself and to relax to the depths of your being. You will find new balance here and remain surrounded by the beautiful nature of the national park. Enjoy a unique, natural wellness experience here.


Boat trip on the Maas & dinner in Maasmechelen Village

Fancy a boat trip on the Maas? Boottochten Maasland trips depart from the Eisden Marina near Maasmechelen Village. Feel like taking the historic route? You sail along the old coal mine shafts and the hills of Terhills to moor in the ‘most beautiful municipality of Flanders’, Oud-Rekem. You can also visit the castle, which is located right by the harbour.

Feel like taking the relax route? You sail through the natural splendour that the region has to offer in this case. You will be immersed in the breath-taking scenery of the national park. Afterwards, you sail to ’t Eilandje, where you can enjoy a drink at the beach bar.


On your return, you can enjoy a meal or a drink in one of the restaurants or bars in Maasmechelen Village. You’re sure to find something to suit your tastes among all the bars and restaurants. 


Leut & Osteria Cellini Erfgoed app

Set off on a heritage hike in Leut with the help of the FARO app. You won’t need a map because the app gives you all the info you need. Dive into Leut’s past during an instructive, 2.5 km hike and relive the past. Park on the Genieskensstraat and start your journey at the Leut Church. The Erfgoed app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or iTunes. Tip: download the app at home or use the Wi-Fi network at the starting points. Find Leut in the app so you can get going right away.


After exertion comes relaxation. Exertion makes you hungry, so those who like to be gastronomically pampered can book a table at Osteria Cellini in Leut. This is Italian cuisine at its best. Marco Cellini got his cooking skills from his parents, who started Ristorante Da Lidia in 1973. People from all over came to enjoy the dishes from the cucina Marchigiana and little Marco was allowed to help. You can taste his love for Italian cuisine in Osteria Cellini today. Booking in advance is necessary and can be done via the website