If you look up into the night sky on a very clear night,
in an area with very little light pollution,
you will see a band of stars splashed across the sky.
The Hoge Kempen National Park, in the Belgian province of Limburg, is a unique nature area, covering more than 5700 ha of woodlands and heathland, all protected and managed by the Flemish Government’s Agency for Nature and forestry . The area stretches out over the municipalities of Dilsen-Stokkem, Maasmechelen, Zutendaal, Lanaken, Genk and As.
De Zoom – Kalmthoutse Heide, is a cross-border park on the Belgian-Dutch border. It is a merger of two former parks, the Kalmthoutse Heide in Belgium and De Zoom in the Netherlands), together extending over 37.50 square kilometres (14.48 sq mi). A very large part of the park is covered with heath.