Nestled in a lush valley, Durbuy combines historic charm with beautiful rural scenery. The pocket-sized town is one of the smallest in Europe and is laced with cobbled alleyways lined with stone buildings. Venture outside the town centre to enjoy hiking, cycling, mountain biking and kayaking.
Things to do in Durbuy
The charming town centre dates back to the 17th century and is filled with cosy cafes and restaurants. Many feature tiny outdoor terraces where you can enjoy your meal in the sunshine. Other buildings have been reimagined as boutiques and craft shops.
Surrounded by wooded hills, Durbuy Golf Club immerses you in the natural beauty of the Belgian Ardennes. The emerald-green fairways are lined with ancient trees and will challenge golfers with its undulating terrain and strategic sand bunkers.
Every summer, the corn fields of Le Labyrinthe are sculpted into a mind-bending maze. The design is different every year and it’s not unusual to spend several hours finding your way out of the 11-hectare maze.
Durbuy is a launchpad for adventures in the Belgian countryside. Explore one of the many hiking trails in the area or rent a bike and enjoy a scenic day of cycling. Pack a picnic lunch to eat along the way. Kayaking trips along the River Ourthe showcase the beautiful waterscapes.
Just west of Durbuy, Château de Petite Somme dates back to the 13th century and welcomes you with a magnificent façade. The chateau has been reclaimed as the headquarters for the Hare Krishna community and features a fascinating museum and excellent vegetarian restaurant.
Getting around Durbuy
Durbuy is located in east Belgium, a 1.5-hour drive from Brussels, and is easy to get around on foot. Trains to Brussels depart from Barvaux, a five-minute drive from Durbuy. Brussels Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.