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East Cantons, a selected destination

Located by the borders with the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg, the East Cantons are a little slice of paradise in the Ardennes. They stretch over an area of 1050 km² and have a population of 92.000 inhabitants.


Despite its relatively small size, the region is home to a stunning diversity of landscapes. In the North, the imposing farms and numerous castles dominate the landscape, while in the centre, the High Fens plateau, a one of its kind European bogland made up of 5000 ha of bogs and marshes.

The High Fens-Eifel Natural Park delight the most experienced nature lovers and are also the location for the highest point in Belgium, Botrange (694m).


In the South, you will find the lakes of Robertville and Butgenbach, ideal places for a spot of summer water sports or even nothing at all in particular. Even further south, the Our valley, a romantic valley known as the "pearl of the East Cantons".


This rich natural setting is the perfect place for numerous outdoor activities, with one of the most popular being walking and hiking.
 

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OFFICE DU TOURISME DES CANTONS DE L'EST (SANKT VITH)

OFFICE DU TOURISME DES CANTONS DE L'EST
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What to do in the East Cantons

The "Vennbahn": 125km of cycle path over 3 countries (RAEREN)

The "Vennbahn": 125km of cycle path over 3 countries
© EWIV Eifel-Ardennen

Enjoy nature and the charm of bordering regions along a 125km cycle route on the former railway line....

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Butgenbach | A walk around the lake (BUETGENBACH)

Butgenbach | A walk around the lake
© eastbelgium.com - Dominik Ketz

Büthenbach lake is deservedly considered to be a major tourist draw of the East Cantons....

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Butgenbach Lake (BUETGENBACH)

Butgenbach Lake
© OPT - JL Flemal

Surrounded by the high Ardennes plateau, the lake is set in an outstanding scenery....

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SENTIER DIDACTIQUE DANS LES BOIS D'HEPPENBACH (HEPPENBACH)

Amel, situated south of the Cantons de l'Est, is almost entirely surrounded by forest. At the east you'll find the Ommerwald belonging to the Natural Park "Hautes Fagnes-Eifel"...

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The Eifel "Vélotour" Cycle Network in the Hautes Fagnes (EUPEN)

The Eifel "Vélotour" Cycle Network in the Hautes Fagnes
© WBT - J.P. Remy

Discover the beautiful landscapes of the East Cantons a 850km route of cycle paths....

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