Daniëlle Gevaerts, a dutch woman in the Ardennes

Daniëlle Gevaerts
A dutch woman in the Ardennes
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Daniëlle Gevaerts

Member for 5 years 9 months

I was born in the Netherlands, and I’ve been living in the Ardennes for around six years. What I like in particular about the Ardennes is the diversity of landscapes: wide forests, breathtaking viewpoints, rivers and lakes. But I also like the fact that the region extends over three countries and thus offers a wide range of tourist attractions. I love making discoveries of all sorts (heritage, gastronomy, etc.) and I’m keen (but not too keen) on active sports: kayaking, cycling and ski-ing in the Ardennes!

My experiences

As a true lowlander, I adore cycling, and I use my bike to get around whenever possible. I’m lucky enough to live near the Voie Verte. My challenge for this year is to cycle from Charleville-Mézières to Givet and to have a short break in the province of Namur. The Vennbahn is also on my bucket list! On days when I’m not pedalling my bike, you can find me on a café terrace enjoying a delicious Ardennes beer with some slices of cooked ham. Add to the mix a good dose of history and legends and I’m delighted to be here!

Paddle-boarding on the Nisramont lake

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Paddle-boarding on the Nisramont lake

my special favourites


Oh heavens! Where should I start? Since last year, I’ve been able to see and experience a lot in the Ardennes. If you like cycling trips as much as I do, I’d advise you to try the Voie Verte. For a great combination of culture and gastronomy, you shouldn’t miss Orval Abbey. If you like wandering around narrow historic alleyways, I’d recommend Namur. I could go on, but it’s much better for you to do your own exploring and find your own special Ardennes favourites!

my images of the Ardennes

The Meuse in Charleville-Mézières (c) Daniëlle Gevaerts
Esch-sur-Sûre (c) Daniëlle Gevaerts
Liège, Montagne de Bueren (c) Daniëlle Gevaerts
The Meuse in Charleville-Mézières (c) D. Gevaerts
Durbuy, the smallest town of the world (c) Daniëlle Gevaerts
View on Frahan and the Semois (c) Daniëlle Gevaerts
Namur (c) Daniëlle Gevaerts
Les Hautes Fagnes (c) Daniëlle Gevaerts

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