Set in the lush green landscapes of West Flanders, Merkem is a tranquil Belgian village that perfectly encapsulates the charm and peace of rural life. Surrounded by verdant fields, winding rivers, and historic sites, Merkem offers an unparalleled holiday experience, especially when discovered from the unique perspective of a houseboat.
Renting a houseboat in Merkem is like securing a floating holiday home with all the comforts you could ask for, and a dynamic view that changes with every gentle cruise down the river. Each morning presents the opportunity to wake up to a different picturesque landscape right outside your window. The houseboats are well-equipped with amenities for your comfort and convenience, providing an intimate, cosy setting amidst the vast expanses of water.
With a houseboat, you get the freedom to explore the peaceful waterways of Merkem at your own pace. Cruise along the tranquil canals, dock at various points of interest, and relish the joy of being close to nature. These floating homes offer an immersive experience that connects you directly with the beautiful landscapes of Merkem, a joy that traditional hotels or resorts simply cannot replicate.
While on land, Merkem doesn’t disappoint. The village is a treasure trove of historical sites and natural beauty. Visit the Houthulst Forest, a beautiful, serene location perfect for a family picnic or a quiet stroll. The nearby nature reserve, De Blankaart, is an ideal place for bird-watching. Merkem's historic church, Sint-Jan Baptistkerk, is another must-visit location that adds a touch of history to your stay.
Choosing a houseboat for your stay in Merkem allows you to experience the village from a whole new perspective. It's a chance to bond with nature, feel the calming presence of the water, and truly experience the tranquil life that rural Belgium offers.