Hallerbos is a forest near Brussels in Belgium that covers 1,360 acres of woodland. The forest is known for its blue flowers that grow in spring and cover the whole area. The rest of the year, the forest goes back to being a simple and colorless forest. It is a truly extraordinary place, that has yet to be worldly famous. If you are one of these people who like and want to discover new and not so famous places, Hallerbos is one destination that you don’t want to miss.
During World War I, most of the old trees were removed by the occupying German forces. Reforestation took place from 1930 to 1950.
The blue flowers that take over the whole forest like a comforting blanket are bluebells.
Another bluebell woodland can be found in Wales, but nowhere close to the same vastness of Hallerbos.
Like mentioned above, the best time to visit the forest in in mid-April, when the weather helps the flowers to blossom.