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Tramp trail (eastern loop)

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15.5 km • Turnhout

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Veldekensweg 1, 2300 Turnhout

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(This is the eastern loop of the tramp route.)

The former vagrant colonies in Wortel and Merksplas offer a fascinating mix of nature, heritage and stories. Along with the Dutch colonies, they stood at the cradle of modern thinking about poverty care and the belief in a socially engineered society. The dead straight avenues reflect the discipline and order that once prevailed there. Both colonies, together more than 1000 hectares in size, are now protected as a landscape and most of the buildings are protected monuments.

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