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Molsbroek and Hamputten

  • Author: TrailExplorer


The walk goes around the Molsbroek nature reserve. On the walking dike you have a beautiful view of the diverse nature with numerous water birds. Along the Durme you walk further to the Hamputten, former sand extraction lakes.

Distance: 8 km.

Time: 2h00.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 75% paved.

Marking: None.

Hiking shoes recommended.


You start on the dike and go along the edge of the Molsbroek, along the way you have a beautiful view of a vast swamp plain with numerous water birds, alder pants, river dunes, reed beds and moist grasslands. A little further you follow the winding Durme until just before the E17 motorway. From here you walk via an unpaved path along the banks of the Hamputten, a former sand extraction lake, to eventually return to the walking dike. Here you turn right and you walk through a more wooded part of the Molsbroek with moist grasslands along the way.


The unpaved path next to the Hamputten can be soggy.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Molsbroek.

The good water quality in the area and the varied biotopes naturally offer life opportunities for many plant and animal species. For example, the beaver is now a permanent resident of the Groot Molsbroek, and the extremely rare otter has also been sighted there several times since January 2020. Among the various observed mammal species, we also find special species such as the lake bat, forest bat and pug bat. The birds are undoubtedly the most popular and best studied animals in the Molsbroek. The walking dyke is excellent for birdwatching. Since 1968, 235 different species have been recorded: special breeding birds are little bittern, black-necked grebe, summer teal, water rail, spotted crake, black-headed gull, mustache, grasshopper warbler, bluethroat, reed warbler, ...

Visitor Center Molsbroek.