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Experience the Pajottenland

Budding spring flowers, white blossoms of the orchards, sweltering heat above the hay grasses, winter ice landscapes turn the slopes of the hiking province of Flemish Brabant into the most beautiful paintings in every season. It's the perfect time all year round to get some vitamins and oxygen  through a brisk walk or tough bike ride before you visit the cosiness of the B&B/holiday home or the terraces in the region.

Ga looking for nice places in our region. Whether it's walking or cycling, a culinary or artistic tour de force, or a subdued reminder of dark days; the Pajottenland has many assets to overwhelm you. 
We would like to invite you to discover this unique paradise of nature :
​picturesque and imposing castles, surprising museums or authentic windmills...

You will also find plenty of breweries and Gueuze distilleries, beautiful square farms with traditional regional producers.

Action and relaxation, there is something for everyone...

The name Desert?

Strange name at first sight, but it actually isn't: it is a derivative of 'wastine', a wasteland, undeveloped area in the early Middle Ages and perhaps overgrown with grasses, heaths, shrubs and trees. Shepherds tend their flocks during the day. Until a few centuries ago there were such vast wastines everywhere in Flanders and Brabant.

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To walk

Take in these beautiful landscapes along the nodes of the Pajottenland hiking network. 


Cycling in the Pajottenland, often tough, but always fun!

Take in these beautiful landscapes along the nodes of the Pajottenland cycling network. 

Family Bike Trip

Beer, Bruegel,
 boerenpaarden and so much more culture...

Be surprised by the numerous sights from the exciting past. Be welcome in the beer breweries and Gueuze breweries. Discover the authenticity of the region and find er  the true identity of the Pajot.

Resto & bistro

Land of milk and honey, for sure. With fantastic gastronomy something for everyone.


When it rains...

Don't worry, there's always something to do.

In a bow's throw 

The Dender region and the Flemish Ardennes

B&B The Desert
Holiday home

Ilse Dewaelheyns
Woestijnstraat 4

(not Gooik, because then you end up with the neighbors ;) )



+32 (0)476/40. 41.29

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