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Sonian Forest, Brussels

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The Sonian Forest or Sonian Wood is a 4421ha forest at the southeast edge of Brussels, Belgium.The forest lies in the Flemish municipalities of Sint-Genesius-Rode, Hoeilaart, Overijse, and Tervuren, in the Brussels-Capital Region municipalities of Uccle, Watermael-Boitsfort, Auderghem, and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, and in the Walloon towns of La Hulpe and Waterloo. Thus, it stretches out over the three Belgian Regions.It is maintained by Flanders, the Brussels-Capital Region, and Wallonia . There are some contiguous tracts of privately held forest and the Kapucijnenbos, the "Capuchin Wood", which belongs to the Royal Trust.As of 2017, the Sonian Forest has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only Belgian component to the multinational inscription 'Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe'.
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  • quickly accessible by public transport, this forest is a good place to wander. Special mention in the area of Red cloister that you should not miss by going!
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  • Take a break from Brussels atmosphere and relax in the Sonian Forest bike-trails. We spent a great 4 hours inside the green forest, and returned with pleasant memories. We paid 25€ for mountain-bike r...  more »
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  • amazing but never been there
  • Great for biking
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