The annual Gordelfestival turns a spotlight on the 'Green Belt' and the 'Flemish Rim' around Brussels, focusing on all its cultural assets, the outstanding natural heritage and its Flemish character. On 4 September, we will be inviting everybody to discover the region while keeping fit. 'Everybody' means recreational athletes, families with children, culture enthusiasts and people looking for a fun day out. The 'Green Belt' is Flanders at its most beautiful: hospitable, friendly and varied. Welcome!

Provincial estate of Huizingen

The Provincial estate of Huizingen is recognized as the showcase of the 'Green Belt', turning a spotlight on all the region's assets: culture, knights, castles, regional beers and other local specialities, and sports trails in the midst of lush scenery.


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Where? Provincial Estate of Huizingen, Torleylaan 100, 1654 Beersel

By train? Shuttle busses drive every half hour between the train station of Halle and the Provincial estate of Huizingen.

By bike? Coming from Brussels via the Regional Bicycle Route 6B, take the Groene Wandeling, and afterwards on the Flemish Brabant Cycle Node Network , follow the nodes 83-63-62-53 (22 km) or you can try the long distance cycling route Kanaalroute (Vilvoorde/Grimbergen – Brussel – Halle) (28 km).

By car? Leave the E19 at exit 20 (Alsemberg) and follow the signs 'Provinciedomein Huizingen'.


The leafy, welcoming municipality of Overijse has lots to offer, as the Jezus-Eik Gordel Festival programme clearly shows. Adventure in the Brussels forest area, several walks and bicycle trails through the finest landscapes in the well-known Druivenstreek, street theatre, concerts, a miniature village... there is something for every taste. 


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Where? Jezus-Eik, 3090 Overijse.

By bus? Several bus lines depart from metro Hermann-Debroux (Brussels, Oudergem) to Jezus-Eik.

By bike? Coming from Leuven, bike via the Tervuursesteenweg/N3 (21 km). Coming from Brussels we can recommend the bike trail of the Rood Klooster (Oudergem) to Jezus-Eik (6 km) through the Zoniën forest.

By car? Via E411 take exit 2 (Hoeilaart/Jezus-Eik) and follow the parking signs.

Sign up?

Do you want to take part in a hike, bike ride or a run?

Then sign up for free at a registration desk, at the venues in Provinciedomein Huizingen or Jezus-Eik (or GC de Zandloper in Wemmel for the 100 km).

Sign up between:

  • 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. (for the 100 km, the mountain bike routes and the Druivenstreek hike)
  • 8.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. (for all other routes)