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Hallerbos - Bois de Halle

Buizingen, 1501 Halle, Belgium
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Belgium's Magical Blue Carpet Halle  Belgium

Belgium's Magical Blue Carpet

Hallerbos (Flemish) or Bois de Halle (French) is a beech forest just south of Brussels. It's a popular spot for walking, cycling and horseback-riding.

Every spring, for a few short weeks, the forest makes a magical transformation into a blue carpeted wonderland. Millions of tiny bluebell flowers bloom under the shade of the beech trees and people flock to the forest to catch a glimpse.

Timing is everything, too soon and the bluebells aren't out yet; too late and you've missed the show for another year. But that's what makes seeing it so special.