Bluebell festival 2022

Update April 19th:

  • Due to the crowds, the Vlasmarktdreef will be closed to car traffic from tomorrow, April 20th, until Sunday, April 24th. Parking 2 (Bosmuseum) and Parking 8 (Achtdreven) will then no longer be accessible.

  • So please use Parking 1 (Hogebermweg) or Parking 11 (Houtveld). A walk is marked from both car parks to the center of the forest.

  • People with a disabled card can park in the reserved spaces at Parking 4 (Dries 3 – 1500 Halle).

Practical information

  • On Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Monday 18, Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May, the Vlasmarktdreef will be closed and Parking 2 Bosmuseum and Parking 8 Achtdreven will not be accessible by car. It is recommended to use Parking 1 Hogebermweg or Parking 11 Houtveld.
  • On those days there is a free shuttle bus every half hour from 9 am to 8 pm between Halle Station and Parking 2 Bosmuseum in the Hallerbos. In Halle there are also stops on Baseliekstraat (stop ‘Park’) and on Welkomstlaan (where there is a long parking strip).
  • Free bicycle rental is available at the Station in Halle, on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends and public holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • During those three weekends and on Easter Monday between 9 am and 8 pm, people with a less mobile card can drive to Parking 8 Achtdreven.
  • There are toilet cubicles at Parking 1 (Hogebermweg), Parking 2 (Bosmuseum) and Parking 8 (Achtdreven). There is a toilet car at the Bospaviljoen.
  • The dog free field next to Parking 1 (Hogebermweg) has been temporarily reduced.
  • For those who come by motorhome: it is not allowed to stay overnight in the parking spaces of the Hallerbos. The statutory overnight place for campers is in the Eugène Ysayestraat – 1500 Halle, 2.1 km from the forest.
  • The use of drones is not allowed in the forest.

Did you know …

Bluebells are delicate and easily damaged, especially if they’re trodden on. Damage can prevent the leaves from photosynthesizing, causing the plant to die back. Bluebells take many years to get established, so minor damage can have long-lasting impact. Help to look after the bluebells by sticking to the official pathways. By doing so you do not compact the soil and new plants can germinate. In this way, the forest remains magically beautiful in the spring for future generations.