Welcome to Beersel
Beersel, a warm welcome awaits!Beersel, located just south of Brussels, in the capital’s surprisingly green, Flemish periphery, is a municipality that boasts a particularly rich and varied tourist offer. With its central location, Beersel is moreover easily accessible from across Flanders.
Green oasisBeersel is located in a remote corner of Flemish-Brabant, in the heart of the Senne valley. Blessed with several nature reserves and numerous other places of natural splendour, our municipality has a remarkably green character. The landscape of Beersel is characterised, amongst other things, by the winding Senne river and its low-land pastures and by the many hollow roads that separate fields and meadows.
Those looking for an active way to explore Beersel and its natural beauty can do so on foot or by bike. Throughout the municipality, walking and cycling trails have been mapped out to help you discover Beersel. Read more about these trails in the section ‘Must-dos’.
Impressive heritageThe rich historical patrimony, with the Castle of Beersel as an absolute highlight, is certainly worth visiting. The Castle of Beersel is one of the oldest and most authentic moated castles in Flanders. Over the centuries this castle has had a rich history, yet it has managed to fully retain its medieval character. Other tourist hotspots are the Gothic Ducal Church of Our Lady in Alsemberg, the old industrial site of the Herisem paper mill in the Molenbeek valley and the provincial domain of Huizingen. Learn more about these gems as you dig deeper into our website.
Burgundian characterBelgians are known for their ‘Burgundian lifestyle’, which refers to their love of fine food and drinks. When it comes to gastronomy, Beersel has some top-notch local specialities to offer. When one thinks of Beersel, one automatically thinks of lambic beers, such as Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek. In fact, Beersel has three active producers of artisanal lambic-style beer. Why not drop in at the Visitor Centre “De Lambiek” or visit one of the breweries or geuze blenders in our municipality? Beersel is also known for its typical ‘mandjeskaas’ (literally: basket cheese), a delicious, traditionally made fresh cheese. Throughout the municipality there are plenty of catering businesses where you can savour these local delicacies. Enjoy!