Discover the Enchanting Blossoms of Haspengouw: A Spring Trip to The Black Stick


Every spring, Haspengouw, one of Belgium’s most picturesque regions, transforms into a breathtaking canvas of blossoms on the blossoming fruit trees. As one of the largest fruit-producing areas in Europe, Haspengouw offers a unique experience that both stimulates the senses and soothes the soul. In the heart of this region, you will find De Zwarte Stok, a seventeenth-century square farmhouse in Maasland style, which is the perfect base for exploring this spectacular natural phenomenon.

The Magic of the Blossom Season

From late March to early May, Haspengouw awakens from hibernation with the flowering of millions of cherry, apple, pear and plum trees. This annual spectacle attracts visitors from all over the world, who bike or walk along the blossom trails to admire the white and pink seas of flowers. Located at the edge of this picturesque landscape, Black Stick provides an idyllic backdrop for anyone who wants to experience the blossoms up close.

Staying at The Black Stick

Hostess Annelore welcomes you to the guest house where tradition meets comfort. With seven guest rooms and two vacation homes, there is a suitable accommodation for every type of traveler. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway, a family vacation or a group outing, De Zwarte Stok offers an authentic experience centered on rest and relaxation.

Activities around the Blossoms

During the blossom season, there are several activities in the region, including a blossom walk along the Wine Castle, the fruit walk in Tongeren, bike rides through the orchards, and tastings of local products. These activities offer a unique opportunity to discover the culture, history and culinary treasures of Haspengouw. After a day of adventure, relax among the blossoms in De Zwarte Stok’s garden, overlooking the fields.

Why The Black Stick?


The Black Stick is not just a stay; it is an experience that immerses you in the beauty and serenity of Haspengouw. Annelore’s passion for hospitality and her love of the region will ensure that your stay is unforgettable. From the blossom-rich landscapes to the warm welcome and comfortable accommodations, De Zwarte Stok provides the perfect setting to celebrate spring in Haspengouw.

Plan Your Visit

Wait no longer and plan your spring trip to De Zwarte Stok to experience the enchanting blossoms of Haspengouw. Book your stay today and prepare for an unforgettable trip where nature, culture and hospitality come together in harmony. For more information and reservations, visit our website or contact us directly. Let spring welcome you to Haspengouw, where each visit becomes a story to cherish.