Image by Sandra De Lobel

Bourgoyen – Nature & Wildlife

Yes, there is still a nature area to visit in the city: a beautiful green spot is the area ‘The Bourgoyen’. I love to go there for a run or a summer walk in order to have some healthy exercise and to enjoy the beauty that nature still has to offer. You can enjoy this region’s wildlife around a big lake: geese, ducks, plants and different kinds of birds.

Once in a while you may meet a dog running loose. Unfortunately I’m not so keen on them, but if I encounter one it definitely helps to take my running speed to the next level.

This green area is of course the hotspot for bird spotters and photographers but also a place for romantic couples or young families with children to relax and spend their Sunday afternoons. After a refreshing energy walk you can cool down with a refreshment in the bar where you can read some background info about the Bourgoyen and its fauna & flora history.

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Details about this spot



Driepikkelstraat 32, Ghent

Telephone number


Opening Times

24 hours daily




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)