If we could go down the rabbit hole that Alice fell to end up in wonderland, it definitely opens up into this mystical forest in Belgium. Hallerbos or Halle Forest in Dutch, is a blue forest that looks like it’s the backdrop of a fairy tale, thanks to the beautiful bluebell flowers that carpet the dense forest floor.
The flowers blossom every spring and summer, from mid-April to May and splash the forest floor with hues of blue and violet giving the blue forest its name.
The picturesque forest has become a go-to place for photographers and visitors especially during foggy and hazy conditions when they appear to be utterly mystical.
Visitors can stroll the winding paths, under the dense canopy and can even hope to be greeted by rabbits and deer that wander through the green and azure woods.
The forest is said to be at least 200-300 years old, owing to the dense greenery cover.
The phenomenon of ‘bluebell forests’ isn’t very uncommon in Europe but this particular forest is often taken with special charm due to its naturally flattering and dense bluebell carpet.