Brussels Women's Club


FINAL Châteaux to Shelter Walk: Kasteel Bouchout




This year we programmed 12 walks under the theme of Châteaux to Shelter, and this is the Grand Finale!  


Our last Chateaux to Shelter Walk will be an absolutely glorious, two-part walk in and around the Meise Botanical Gardens and past Kasteel Bouchout.


The morning walk (10:30 start) will start at the entrance of the Meise Botanical Gardens and take us through the lovely villages of Meise, Brussegem and Oppem.

Optional lunch at 12:30 at the Orangerie in the Botanical Gardens, followed by the afternoon walk through the gardens, one of the largest in the world, which has recently undergone a major renovation.


Practical details:

10:20 meet up for 10:30 start at the Botanical Gardens side entrance on the Brusselsesteenweg. (If approaching from Nieuwelaan, turn left and the entrance is just 50 metres on the left-hand side.) 

12:30 meet up at the Botanical Gardens side entrance on the Brusselsesteenweg. Entrance fee of €8  for 65+ and €9 for under 65s  (MuseumPass = free entrance) which we hope you will agree is a modest sum for what is in store for you!  Please note that dogs are not allowed inside the gardens.

Please note: The side entrance to the Gardens is on Brusselsesteenweg just 50 metres after you turn off Nieuwelaan. There is parking all along the Nieuwelaan on the side of the Gardens and on Brusselsesteenweg near the side entrance. There is also a small car park opposite the main entrance on Nieuwelaan but then you will have to walk about 200 m to reach the side entrance. It is best to avoid driving into the village as there is a market on Saturday mornings so access may be fenced off.  For the morning walk, there is no need to pay the entrance fee for the Gardens – we will do this after the morning walk when we return there to our starting point.


Please register at least 48 hours in advance by emailing, and let us know whether you will join both or just one of the walks.


Why Châteaux to Shelter? 

Both of our charities support the homeless — Rolling Douche for adults in Brussels and FACE for Egyptian street children. And as we are so lucky to have roofs over our heads plus the opportunity to visit many beautiful Châteaux in and around Brussels, it seemed an appropriate theme.

Do join in and help make a difference to the lives of people and whether walking or not, please donate to the Chateaux to Shelter walks here:


Join as guest

Member access


Oct 02 2021



Join an activity as Guest

Please fill in the form below in order to register.

[charitable_donation_form campaign_id= 4392]

Clubhouse Hire

Morning, afternoon or evening
€ 50 / per slot

Extra hours (pro-rata) by arrangement.
Use of kitchen facilities: € 50
Linen hire by arrangement.

For further information contact:

Sign in to My BWC