DE Rundershoeve

Holiday villa in the heart of the forests of Antwerp and Limburg

An oasis of green on a private domain of 2ha

Complete privacy

De Rundershoeve

Holiday villa with heated pool and garden bar

(Swimming Pool is open from May 1 until September15).

A treasure in the Kempen region amid greenery on a 2ha private estate.

Complete privacy on the entire domain.

Rundershoeve, parel in de Kempen

A warm welcome…

The magnificent Rundershoeve in Laakdal is the Belgian home of Steven and Kathleen who moved to South Africa a few years ago.
They still have their annual visit to Belgium at the breathtaking Rundershoeve.

Steven and Kathleen are the proud founders and owners of travel agencies StievieWonderTours and AfrikDelux. Offering tailor-made dream trips and group travels to the African continent. Nevertheless, Belgium has always had a place in their hearts, and they would like to share this special place called the Rundershoeve with others by opening the homestead up for rental. After a four-year renovation carried out by Steven and Kathleen, this former farmhouse has been transformed into a spacious, beautiful villa, hidden in the woods of the Kempen.

The enclosed private domain is 2ha in size and consists of an impressive driveway, a beautiful white homestead, a picturesque cottage, a heated swimming pool, garden bar, pool house and roofed bicycle storage.

• Relaxing at the swimming pool with garden bar?
• Discovering the beautiful Kempen region on foot or by bike?
• Looking for action and adventure?

The possibilities are endless at the Rundershoeve!

Spend time with family and friends in the heart of Antwerp and Limburg forests


7 stylish bedrooms

6 stylish bedrooms with double bed

1 stylish bedroom with double bed and bunk bed for children

Maximum occupancy:
14 adults and 2 children

The Farm

Ground floor homestead:

On the ground floor of the roomy homestead, you will find a spacious kitchen with dining table for 16 people, a microwave, oven, dishwasher, very stylish gas furnace, a bar, living room with large TV, storage room with washing machine, bathroom, and a very spacious separate entertainment room with large TV where the children can enjoy themselves. Furthermore, there are three bedrooms on the ground floor, two with a double bed and one with a double bed and bunk beds for children.
WiFi is included.

The large terrace with phenomenal views over the garden, adjacent to the kitchen, is the ideal setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Farm

Upper floor homestead:

Upstairs you will find:
Mezzanine with word desk,
a bathroom and
2 bedrooms.

The Cottage


The cottage, located 10 meters from the homestead, consists of
2 bedrooms,
a bathroom and
a terrace.

Heated Pool

Heated pool with garden bar and pool house:

Hidden within the lush bamboo garden you will find:
the 12 meter long heated swimming pool,
the garden bar,
the pool house with dressing room and
covered lounge,
a petanque court with balls,
a spacious roofed bicycle storage.


An unforgettable family getaway?
Do you want to strengthen the bonds with your team? Want to forget the daily rush in an oasis of nature? Looking for action and adventure?
The possibilities at Rundershoeve are endless!
This hidden gem is located 25 minutes from Hasselt and 40 minutes from Antwerp and an hour from Liège and Eindhoven.

Fun with kids

Fun with Kids

Playground Dennenoord:
2500m2  of fun in the woods.
You take a stroll through the little gate at the back of the garden and in just 5 minutes you will find yourself in paradise for your children. In the middle of the Eindhout woods, your children can enjoy themselves while you enjoy a drink or ice cream on the terrace.
Entrance is only €0,50, - per child. Adults are free of charge.

Forest adventure path:
This fun walk starts at the Dennenoord playground, where you will find the first information sign at the parking lot. Completely free of charge.

Children’s fun Laakdal:
Laakdal has no less than 15 playgrounds and 4 forests to play in!

Petting zoo:

Fairytale Forest:
Discover the fairytale forest in Westerlo by following an interactive walking route with audio guide and who knows, you might even meet a gnome or a princess! The start of the hike is at youth hostel Boswachtershuis.


Foresters’ House

Pakawi animal park
Come face to face with the various animal species in Pakawi Park. The park also has an indoor playground and plenty of places to eat and drink. Book your tickets in advance on the website!

Walking with alpacas
Visit a real Alpaca farm! Take a guided tour and learn more about these special animals or take the lead yourself and go for a walk with an alpaca! A unique experience guaranteed!

Canoe, kayak, petting zoo and playground
At the Ark Van Noë, you have countless possibilities! The domain has its own petting zoo, you can go kayaking, play around in the indoor playground, and so much more!

Recreational domain Netepark

Action and adventure

Action and adventure

Finnish running track:
You walk through the little gate at the back of the garden straight to the Finnish running track. This is illuminated in the evening.

Experience an unforgettable day at Bobbejaanland! Step from one magical world into another: from dragons and witches over space and time to wild water rides and roller coasters! Fun guaranteed!

Have you always wanted to drive a TukTuk? Thanks to this electric TukTuk, you can discover the environment in an ecological and fun way! Follow one of the mapped out routes and picnic on the way.

Canoeing and kayaking on the Kleine Nete
Kempen Kayaks offers you hours of adventure and fun on the Kleine Nete. Would you like some more adventure? You can also go windsurfing or do an exciting escape hike.

Horseback riding

Railway bikes Tessenderlo
Railbike is cycling on the railway line. The rail bikes have room for four people. Two sporty people pedaland, two enjoyers just ride along and enjoy the scenery.

Racing circuit Zolder

Hiking and biking

Hiking and biking

With a good pair of walking shoes you can really discover Laakdal. Many walking paths cross this green region, allowing you to explore not only the most beautiful but also the quietest spots.

Laakdal is the ideal place to start your cycling tour because of its location at the junction of three provinces. You can cycle from the province of Antwerp to Limburg and Flemish Brabant in no time. The local restaurants and cafés are ready to welcome you on their terraces.

Cycling through water
'Cycling through the Water' in Bokrijk is a unique cycling experience where you cycle more than 200 metres right through a pond. The cycle path was opened in April 2016 and since then many cyclists and walkers have already felt the magic of this place.

Cycling through the trees in Bosland
Cycling through the trees in Hechtel-Eksel is an iconic bike bridge that lets you cycle between the crowns of the trees in Bosland. On this bike path you get in higher spheres in a safe way!

Nature Westerlo

Nature Reserve
In Laakdal you can enjoy the beautiful nature of the Kempen to the fullest. The extensive Merodebossen reach all the way to the Abbey of Averbode, on the border of Flemish Brabant and Limburg. Spread out along the small rivers you will find beautiful pieces of untouched nature.

Discover Laakdal through one of the exciting treasure hunts.

The Beeltjens
A few hundred metres from the market square of Westerlo is a nature reserve of 127 ha, the Beeltjens and Kwarekken. There are paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Tessenderlo Tourist Office Tower with playground

Food and Drinks

Food and Drinks

Chip shop/ Frituur De Sjoe
Of course, delicious Belgian fries cannot be missed during your stay. Frituur De Sjoe provides you with the most delicious golden fries and tasty snacks!

Le Bon Vivant
The restaurant with a French atmosphere gives a warm and southern feeling for a quiet and timeless dinner. Everything is prepared with care, love and fresh products.

Sterrenrestaurant Colette-De Vijvers
Feel like being culinarily pampered? Then restaurant COLETTE | DE VIJVERS, awarded with one Michelin star, is 'the place to be'! Reservation in advance is recommended.

’t Ijsbolleke
Artisanal ice cream and scoop ice creams.

Lekdreef Averbode
In the mood for a delicious and refreshing ice cream? Then the Lekwei in Averbode is the place to be! Here you have a lot of choice at the different ice cream stalls. You can also walk, cycle, or just enjoy an ice cream!

Lekwei Torenhof
This cosy and artisanal baker's shop offers its guests a delicious breakfast every morning and lets everyone enjoy home-made cakes. There is also traditionally made ice cream, delicious on a cone or transformed into a beautiful ice cream sundae.



Abdij Tongerlo
Around 1130, Giselbertus of Castelre donated part of his land to the Norbertines of St. Michael's Abbey in Antwerp with the intention of establishing an abbey there. To this day, the followers of St. Norbert live, pray and work here.

Averbode Abbey
The Norbertines of Averbode live in a community of about 55 fellow-brothers, about 30 of whom live in the abbey. The others are sent out from this community and are active in Church and society.

Castle prince de Merode
De Merode Castle stands out for its pure and simple architecture. The oldest part, the donjon, dates from the Middle Ages. Today, this private domain is inhabited by Prince Simon de Merode.

Laakdal Clog museum
The clog museum is a tribute to the clog makers who provided Laakdal and the surrounding area with shoes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Including a clog experience path!

Ask us your questions…

Kathleen and Steven are happy to welcome you at their beautiful homestead!

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.