While King's Day is a day off in the Netherlands, it is a normal working day in Belgium -- they have their own king, after all. So we reckoned it would be reasonably quiet in the forest -- which was mostly true. We found a walk that would take us along most of the bluebells, and we set off.
What with bad traffic and a stop for a bio-break and lunch, it took us well over 2.5 hours to get there. Towards the end, it was also a bit unclear how we had to drive to get where we were going, but we found it and parked the car.
At the start, we had a light rain, but towards the end of our walk, the sun came out -- and that is when we also smelled the bluebells. The photos don't do it justice (and certainly not my crappy selfies), but it was really magical. I mean, a bluebell is nice and all, but if you see a valley filled with them, that's really something else. There were some parts that didn't have bluebells, but the rest of the forest had so many! It was so beautiful, I really recommend it.
After a walk of three hours, it took us again 2,5 hours to get home -- we didn't do much else that day! But if you're in the area during early spring, do check out their website: they post regular updates during the flowering season so you know in advance what to expect.