Belgium
Arrondissement of Tongeren

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day785

    We've reached Belgium! Tonight's stopover is another place we are familiar with; Oud-Rekem on the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal. We stayed here back in November as part of a month touring the country. This official stellplatz is out of town but close to a bridge whose road is busy. The sound of traffic contends with the mechanical noises emanating from a factory a little way down the canal on the opposite bank. Neither of these disturb us too much though.

    We started off this morning in Germany, 10km from the border with The Netherlands, so it wasn't long before we flew past the blue sign with its ring of gold stars announcing our entry to the country. Parking overnight outside official stopovers is illegal in The Netherlands and so far we only know of one free place to stay, so we haven't slept over since having a run in with the authorities back in the years when we had no idea of these regulations.

    A while later, we crossed the border into Belgium; a country far more friendly towards us motorhomers. First on the list was a visit to Aldi. Will had been given specific instructions on what he could and couldn't eat in the run up to his colonoscopy and it felt like all the things we usually eat were on the 'Don't' list. After stocking up with low fibre foods we were standing in the queue and Will was smiling his most ingratiating smile at Vicky. She soon put two and two together and granted him permission to fetch frites from the Frituur over the road. Chips are one of the things that is banned, so we made the most of the time before his diet began. Besides, the Belgian's really do produce the best frites! Vicky had unpacked by the time Will returned with the paper bag, stapled shut and with a carefully placed tear to make sure the contents didn't get soggy with steam. They were as good as we remember them to be and to her delight, Poppy even got treated to the few leftovers in the bag.

    Vicky was especially grateful to pull into the stellplatz we knew. For some reason it is a lot more relaxing than somewhere new. We relaxed and got on with jobs from the rest of the day. Before going to bed Vicky noticed a few little ants on the internal step and used the brush to flick them outside. Poppy woke her at around 5am to be taken out, but as she was reaching for the lead she saw dozens of ants crawling on the worktop 😫 It was still dark when she began ejecting them from the van with a range of brushes, but light when she returned to bed. The same task was repeated a short while later when she got up, but there were hundreds of the little critters and it was like trying to stop the tide coming in, so we left soon after Will got up.
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  • Day501

    Oud-Rekem, Zuid-Willemsvaart kanaal

    November 9, 2017 in Belgium

    We'd decided to make our way back towards the east of Belgium and the Ardennes. As we travelled through National Park Hoge Kempen, the terrain became a little more hilly and woodland replaced the rows of trees planted along either side of the road that had been the norm recently.

    The motorhome parking at Oud-Rekem was beside the Zuid-Willemsvaart kanaal. It had no facilities and there were no other vans when we arrived. A dutch barge occasionally passed by, as did a few teams of hardy rowers getting shouted at by megaphone weilding coaches on bikes.

    We'd planned to cycle or canoe but the weather was so wet, windy and bitter that we didn't even feel like exploring the nearby town. Instead Vicky got stuck in to knitting and crochet projects and Will entertained her by playing his guitar.
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  • Day6

    Schalkhoven ställplats

    May 1 in Belgium

    Vaknade upp i regn och rusk. Walter skulle äntligen få sin spruta mot dvärgbandmask för att få åka in i England. Gps:en lotsade oss rätt till veterinären i Munter. Väl där injicerades Walter i ljumsken av alla ställen, Ont, Ont!! Dumma kärring tyckte både Walter och vi.. Sedan 24 mils körning mot Schalkhoven. Vi hade sett ut denna ställplats i förväg. Lantligt med fina vandringsleder och egenproducerat vin. Whats not to like 😁😁Read more

  • Day324

    Berg, St.-Martinuskerk

    July 10, 2016 in Belgium

    Der Kirche sieht man es nicht an, aber ihre Ursprünge gehen sehr weit zurück, unter dem Altar fand man einen römischen Kultstein mit dem Bild von vier römischen Göttern, wie der Pilgerführer berichtet. Wir sind jetzt auf dem Gebiet der Stadt Tongeren und auf der Wasserscheide zwischen Schelde und Maas,Read more

  • Day324

    Tongeren, St.-Jakobushospitaal

    July 10, 2016 in Belgium

    Am Ende des Julianus Shopping Center (an das das ehemalige Jakobushospital grenzt) gibt es einen Laden der Compostelagenossenschaft. Wir werden sehr freudig begrüßt und können uns in einer Ausstellung über den weiteren Weg informieren. Auf dem Platz davor werden wir zudem von einem Pilger begrüßt, der von Tongeren aus den Jakobsweg gegangen ist.Read more

  • Day324

    Tongeren, O.-L.-Vrouwebasiliek

    July 10, 2016 in Belgium

    Auf der Via Limburgica steuern wir schließlich die Liebfrauenbasilika an. Es gibt viel Gewusel angesichts des heutigen Umzugs anlässlich des Krönungsfestes, das nur alle sieben Jahre stattfindet. Trotzdem finden wir in einem Nebenraum jemanden, der uns den begehrten Pilgerstempel gibt. Auf dem Platz vor der Kathedrale erinnert ein Ambiorix-Denkmal an den Eburonenaufstand gegen Caesar.Read more

  • Day325

    Rutten, Evermaruskapel

    July 11, 2016 in Belgium

    Hier (in der Nähe) wurde um das Jahr 700 ein friesischer Edelmann namens Evermarus samt seiner sieben Gefährten erschlagen. Diese waren Pilger auf dem Rückweg von Santiago de Compostela. Am 1. Mai finden zum Gedenken eine Prozession und ein Mysterienspiel statt. Wir bewegen uns hier jedoch ungefährdet, immer auf der Via Limburgica, und erhalten in der Kapelle, die zufällig gerade gereinigt wird, unsere Pilgerstempel.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Arrondissement Tongeren, Bezirk Tongeren, Arrondissement of Tongeren, Тонгерен, Arondisamant Tongeren, Tongereni ringkond, شهرستان تنژران, Arrondissement de Tongres, Tongeren, Arrondissement di Tongeren, Tóngere, 通厄倫區

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