Hof ter Musschen


Located in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, along Boulevard de la Woluwe/Woluwedal, Hof ter Musschen, listed as a “site” and included in the Natura 2000 network, offers one of the most beautiful examples of pastoral landscapes still existing in the Brussels region. It is a typical relic of a Brabant rural landscape and extends over 10 hectares of green areas of significant biological importance. Almost 150 species of plant, including some relatively rare varieties such as marsh-marigold, giant chickweed and pulicaria, can be found on the site. A line of springs, old drainage ditches, several streams, an alder fen wood and meadows along the Woluwe River make up the wetland area proper, which has continued to evolve over the course of the last two centuries. At the eastern boundary of the site, a paved sunken lane, already present on the Ferraris map in 1771, is ideal for walks. It is bordered on both sides by a beautiful rustic hedgerow. The square farmhouse, the oldest parts of which date from the 17th century, blends harmoniously into the slightly sloped topography of the site. It was at one time used for 35 hectares of land. (Listed 08/08/1988)

Guided tours presenting the biological interest of the site and explaining the measures undertaken by the Environmental Commission for Brussels and Surrounding Areas (CEBE), particularly in terms of managing the site, to ensure its preservation. Sunday only at 10h00, 11h30, 13h00, 14h30 and 16h00 (duration: 1 hour). Meet at the junction of Boulevard de la Woluwe/Woluwedal and Avenue Hippocrate/Hippocrateslaan (entrance to the site signposted). In French only. In cooperation with the Environmental Commission for Brussels and Surrounding Areas.
Guided tours on the history of the farm. Sunday only at 10h00, 11h30 and 16h00 (French) and at 14h30 (Dutch) (duration: 1 hour). Meet at the entrance to Hof ter Musschen farm. In cooperation with Arkadia and the Municipal Heritage Protection Department.
Activities “Hof ter Musschen or preserving an ancient farming landscape”, “Rural heritage in perspective” and “A bakery and bread”.

Practical information

  • avenue E. Mounier 2
    1200 Brussels
    • Sunday only from 10h00 to 17h00
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