Hopper youth center Merkenveld - Loppem (near Brugge)


Wishing for a confortable and affordable place to stay in the woods, for your youth group, class or collegues ? Would you like to organise forest classes, reflection or study days on weekdays ? Are you looking for a residence where you can keep your camps, weekends, courses and starting days ?  All of this on walking distance of the train station, at 10km from Bruges and at 20km from the coast ?  Then Merkenveld is definitely what you need !



There are rooms for two, four, six or eight persons.  All rooms are equipped with bunk beds.

In dormitory Zolder you can sleep with ten persons, in Merelnest you sleep with twenty-two, and in dormitories Welpennest and Lijsternest lyou can sleep with thirty-one persons.

There are toilets and showers next to each dormitory.



Every dormitory belongs to a day room.  There are day rooms for groups from twenty-five to a hundred persons.


Formulas of residence

In Merkenveld, you can stay in full board, as well as cooking yourselves.  We have dining room Fourage, where we serve meals for groups up to 160 people.



Merkenveld is situated in the rural district Loppem (a borough of the City Zedelgem). This youth stay includes 20 hectares of play forest and 10 hectares of camping areas, and adjoins a 70 hectares nature domain.


What is it that makes Merkenveld so appealing ? The perfect combination of indoor and outdoor space, with a various number of possibilities .

A woody environment, a cosy inner court, an adventure pond, warm welcome, a service with a smile... everyone feels himself at home.

Furthermore, Merkenveld is easily accessible by bike, by coach and by train.

A virtual walk through Merkenveld with Google Streetview? Feel free to come inside!

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