We enjoy here every moment!
The inspiration we got from more than 25 years of engagement in tourism led, in 2015, to a new challenging initiative: the development of our holiday house Fossee in Lommel. We've created for you a luxurious country house, aiming at an aesthetic design that should enhance the joy of getting-together for a stay in our region, which is named “Limburgse Kempen”.
Fossee and Kolonie (Colony) – Where do these names come from?
At the end of the 18th century the government wanted to turn large heathlands in the so-called “Belgische Kempen” (Belgian Campine) into fertile farmland. A canal was dug connecting the rivers Meuse and Scheldt and a “colony” was grounded in Lommel with a church, a school and 20 state-owned farms each owning 5 hectares of farmland. To fertilize the land a lot of water was needed. Via a central canal (grand Fossé in French) and a lot of ditches the land was irrigated. But the experiment failed. After ten years part of the land was sold to a match-factory and trees were planted. What's left now is a nature reserve called “De Watering” with a bird population of more than a hundred different birds, a large roe population and a plant community of more than 300 different plants.