Beersel

Beersel is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, just south of Brussels.

Certainly worth a visit are the Gothic Ducal Church of Our Lady in Alsemberg, the old industrial site of the Herisem paper mill in Molenbeek, and the provincial domain of Huizingen. The Castle of Beersel is one of the oldest and most authentic castles in Flanders. The landscape of Beersel is very green, with several nature reserves, the winding river Senne, and numerous other places of natural splendour. The woods of Beersel used to be part of the ancient Charcoal Forest, also known as the Sonian Forest.

Beersel has its very own lambic beers, such as Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek. You can get to know these local beers, and many more, at the Visitor centre De Lambiek. Beersel is also known for its cheese, typically called mandjeskaas (literally: basket cheese), which you can find at every corner of the street.

Beersel is absolutely doable by foot or by bike. The city has mapped out various cycling trails and themed walks, or you can follow the Equitrail on horseback.

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