for GPS navigation: Kiewitseweg 8 , 3690 Zutendaal , Belgium
We are close to the “fietsknooppunten” , a network of signposted touristic cycling routes (not always the shortest but for sure beautiful riding). We are between “knooppunt” (junction/node) 62 (Bessemer) and 65 (in Gellik). You can plan your route via Route.nl ( they also have a good app and you can also plan hiking via GR and other hiking trails) or Fietsnet.be.
In Belgium there’s also some bicycle highways: more info on the website of Fietsnelwegen
> via Genk (train/bus station): take bus G7 get out at “Zutendaal Roelen” (Final stop)
> via Maastricht (train/bus station): take bus 45 direction Genk (De Lijn, Belgian bus company). Get out at “Oudkantoor straat“.
Walking instructions from there on (1.7KM / 21 min) : Cross the road into the direction of Dr. Johns Clinic. Turn the first street left than turn again left and follow the road into the forest. Take the first street right, this is the Hertenweg, follow until the end and turn left. Now you are on the Kiewitseweg. Follow the road for 100 meters and turn right towards the parking. Continue for 200 meters on the main forest road until you see our home.
Import note on cars in the forest: We ask you to avoid coming into the forest with the car, unless really necessary, if you need help carrying stuff, children, yourself you can always ask for help.
Parking: For daytime visits you can park your car on the parking lot at the beginning of the forest road and if you stay overnight the parkinglot in the village “Roelen” 50 meters further has more social control from the neighbours there.
From Belgium: take E314 to Genk, exit 32 to Zutendaal. Drive through Wiemesmeer, at the round point you take a left to Zutendaal centrum, at the next round point (this is the centrum) you go straight and soon you see an arrow-sign Gellik at your right, follow it.
Keep going straight and follow the road for about 4km, you will pass another round point, go straight, you come in a little group of houses with the sign Roelen at your left. Follow the street for 50 meters and turn right towards the parking. Park your car and walk 200 meters on the main forest road until you see our home.
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De Grote Eik: googleMaps/ OpenStreetMap / 50°54’18.4″N 5°35’53.6″E
Frog Garden: googleMaps / OpenStreetMap / 50°54’08.2″N 5°35’07.5″E
Parking forrest (daytime): googleMaps / OpenStreetMap / 50°54’22.0″N 5°36’07.6″E
Parking in Roelen (nighttime): googleMaps / OpenStreetMap / 50°54’25.7″N 5°36’12.4″E