Frequently asked questions

  • Where can I find a public toilet?

    In the center of Lommel you will find public toilets at two locations:

    • Tourism Lommel: Dorp 14, Lommel.
      • Open from Monday till Friday from 9.00 - 17.00 hrs.
      • During the weekend from 10.00 - 17.00 hrs.
    • Library Lommel: Michiel Jansplein 1, Lommel.
      • Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      • On Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Is the Lommel Sahara free to visit?

    The Lommel Sahara is free to visit and open continuously. In the Sahara you imagine yourself in a mini desert. In the middle of the pine forests you find a 200 hectare sand landscape with lakes. The Sahara is part of Bosland, the largest adventure forest in Flanders.

  • Where can I find the Sahara?

    The large sandy plain of the Lommel Sahara resembles a desert in miniature. But the region also has clear blue lakes, areas of heather and fragrant pine and deciduous forests. Here you can hike through cool play areas, the land-artworks by Will Beckers, the pedestrian bridge and the famous watchtower!


    • Starting point and parking: De Soeverein, Sportveldenstraat 10, Lommel
    • Public transport: Bus line 58 Beringen Lommel, bus stop Speeltuin. This line also departs from Lommel train station.
    • Hiking map: €2.5 from our tourist information office, De Soeverein or here digitally.
  • Is the Sahara lookout tower (the Giant of Woodland) free to visit?

    Yes, the watchtower is free to visit. From the 30 meter high watchtower you can see the Lommel Sahara from the air with your own eyes. The Sahara is part of Bosland, the largest adventure forest in Flanders.

  • Is Bosland open continuously?

    Bosland is open continuously and can be visited for free. Bosland is a gigantic nature reserve, situated in the municipalities Hechtel-Eksel, Pelt and the towns Lommel and Peer. It is thus situated in the heart of North Limburg and consists of 12 subareas.

  • Am I allowed to cycle with a speed pedelec in Bosland?

    A new traffic sign has been designed for the speed pedelec and will (in the future) indicate whether they are allowed or prohibited. For Bosland and all bike paths, we remember that all road users should take account of each other and give space to each other. Even if you can handle a high speed, you should always adjust your speed for safety reasons!

  • What activities can we do with kids in bad weather?

    Go to our 'Seeing and Doing' page and filter on 'Tips in rainy weather'.

  • When is the Leyssensmolen freely accessible?

    The Leyssensmolen is open and free to visit at the times listed below:

    • Every 1st Sunday of the month (throughout the year) from 1 - 5 p.m.
    • Every 3rd Saturday of the month (all year round) from 1 - 5 p.m.
    • Every Sunday in July and August from 1 - 5 p.m.
    • Other times on request
  • Can I do a photo shoot at ...

    ... The Leyssensmolen

    • Please contact Jos Nijs to make an appointment. Contact details are available from Tourism.

    ... GlazenHuis

    • Photo shoots (portrait shoots) are not allowed in the GlazenHuis.
      However, pictures may be taken of the works of art. When using a tripod, you must make an appointment in advance.
  • Is Lommel accessible to people with a disability?

    Lommel wants to be an open city, accessible to everyone. On our website you will find useful information (recognizable by the wheelchair icon) and tips for wheelchair-friendly outings.

    For parking facilities or other questions regarding our accessibility, you can always contact our counter staff.

  • What are the consequences of coronavirus in Lommel?

    The evolution and consequences of the coronavirus are closely monitored by all services of the City of Lommel. All information about changes in the tourist offer can be found here.

    Furthermore, the federal public service Public Health posts the most important information on