"The Twin Cities Houthalen-HELCHTEREN" Houthalen by Wafro
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Helchteren is the smaller brother of the twin cities Houthalen-Helchteren, which are located in the centre of the province Limburg.
Houthalen-Helchteren has got 29.603(+2) inhabitants on a surface of 7 826 ha 88 a 05 ca(11a is my property).
The economy of H-H is based on:
- Small industry
In ancient times Houthalen-Helchteren had a flourishing coalmine industry and the remains are still visible in the everyday life.
- Giant elevators
- Coal mountains
- Mining monuments
But Houthalen-Helchteren has got much more to offer.
- Green and forested recreation areas
- Old abbeys and castles with their breweries
- Nature reserves
- Many different ethnics with their specific cultures
- Sandy dunes
- And endless flat heather- and grass plains
With such a variety of beauty, it isn't difficult to feel at home.
Belgium is such a great Place!!!
Houthalen-Helchteren is the perfect place for outdoor recreation.
65 % of the total surface is covered with pine forests, heater plains, leave forests and sandy dunes and pools.
You can find four main areas:
- Molenheide Park
- Stakeberg/Remo/Helchteren forest
- Ten Haagdoornheide reserve/Hengelhoef recreation park
- Kelchterhoef recreation park
Each with its own specialities and qualities.
- Pros:You name it!
- In a nutshell:My Heaven
I'm not a golfer, but for those who like to golf. The golf area is located near Kelchterhoef in a quiet surrounding. more travel advice
Things to see, once or maybe twice in a lifetime, when you are living in Houthalen-Helchteren. I was surprised when I... more travel advice
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