Den Bezenkoek
Den Bezenkoek

Den Bezenkoek

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Den Bezenkoek in the borough of Belsele is a popular walking and cycling area. It has a unique landscape that was sculpted by the wind during the last ice age.

The name Den Bezenkoek refers to a legendary inn turned villa. The villa lies on a shifting sand ridge. This is a remnant from the late ice age (about 12,000 to 14,000 years ago) where sand from the Durme valley was blown into a large dune.

It is no coincidence that there are so many ines here. The wood was used for mining and for the production of matches. Nowadays, more and more local deciduous trees are planted in the area. Parts of the area on the 'Ransbeek' are often swampy. That is why in a number of places 'corduroy roads' appeared: a path over tree trunks.

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