The Residence De Brink is a Hopper youth centre of the Scouts and Guides Association of Flanders. With 16 acres; this modern equipped youth centre located in the Antwerp Campine on 3 km of the city centre of Herentals.
It is located in the middle of a wooded campine landscape. We are open for all types of group such as youth camps, workshops, forest and nature classes, religious weekend, days of reflection, training days throughout the year, family stays, etc.
Together with our staff members and volunteers we guarantee you an unforgettable stay in a quiet and wooded area.
+32 14 21 15 33
+32 14 23 18 68
The Youth Residence De Kluis gathers its power as youth stay from its history, its unique location and its offer. The Youth Residence De Kluis is the oldest youth stay of Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. In 1934 the Scouts & Guides Association of Flanders decided to buy the old forester house "La Retraite" and to enlarge the building into a foursquare Brabant farmhouse. The surrounding pastures and fallow grounds have been planted with a large variation of indigenous and exotic trees. This gives the Youth Residence De Brink its unique characteristics and an exceptional play forest. During the years the domain is developed into a fulfilled equipped youth residence centre, perfect suitable for forest classes, weekend stays, youth camps, meditation days, tent camps and so on ”¦
This youth residence is situated nearby the largest mixed broad-leaved forest of Flanders: Meerdaal wood – Heverlee forest (1900 hectares). This is one of the last wooded locations in the Flanders since the last ice age. The nature reserve ”˜de Doode Bemde’ is 200 hectares large and lies 2 km away. This domain has magnificent nature surroundings and is situated in the middle of Belgium, just on the linguistic frontier.
The easy accessibility of the domain by public transport is an important advantage for youth groups.
De Kluis 1
3051 St.-Joris-Weert (near Leuven)
+32 16 47 71 72
+32 16 47 04 56
Sleeping and camping in the woods of North Limburg
The Winner is on the edge of the "Forest land" park in the green zone between Overpelt, Lommel and Eksel. The Limburgian cycle route runs right through our domain.
There are two buildings together with 155 beds and six campsites for groups .
Schools in or camp in North Limburg?
The Winner is for both schools (school trips and outdoor classes) and for youth groups who are looking for the ideal camp or bunkhouse. This for half a day as a ten-day camp. Due to our large rooms, we are also the ideal place for retreats, choir camps or creative workshops.
You stay the night in one of our buildings ( self-catering or full board ) or in your own tents on our camp sites. Enjoy the campfire, dip our speleobox or climbing on the climbing wall under professional supervision. Would you rather explore the erea? Jump on a bike and explore the region along the Limburgian cycling route.
And top Eco !
The Winner is situated in the green and is itself an on-top green residence with its own waste water treatment, solar and rainwater utilization. In an interactive eco-educational game our young guests can mingle in a pleasant way with these green credentials at the Winner.