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.
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.
Imagine yourself in Tuscany or Provence for a moment...
the Pajottenland has plenty of assets to overwhelm you with
Go in the mood for fun spots in our region. Be it hiking or cycling, a culinary or artistic highlight, or a subdued memory of dark days. We gladly invite you to discover this unique piece of paradise: picturesque and imposing castles, surprising museums or authentic mills... You will also find breweries and gueuze distilleries, beautiful square farms with artisanal regional producers in abundance here.
Action and relaxation, there is something for everyone...