"The "Hopper Youth Residence" Merkenveld of Scouting and Guiding Flanders, is situated in the rural district Loppem, 10 kilometres south of Bruges and 20 kilometres from the coast. Merkenveld includes 20 hectares of forest and 10 hectares of camping area. It is easily accessible by bike, by car, by coach and by train. It is the perfect base to explore West- Flanders and more... Merkenveld has 166 beds divided over 4 units. During the school term there is an additional space for up to for 16 persons. The units can easily be used in combination with each other, so we can offer a stay for up to a total of 182 persons. Our dining room, offers daily meals or we can also prepare picnics. In Merkenveld, you will find a quiet and woody environment, a warm welcome, and a service with a smile; Merkenveld guarantees you a pleasant stay. "


Merkemveldweg 15
8210 Loppem



Official labels

Accessibility label
This holiday accommodation has obtained the Flemish label for accessible tourism, level A. This means that it can be considered to have basic accessibility. Such accommodations are still usable for most people with limited mobility, but extra effort or a helper may be needed. Detailed accessibility information on this accommodation can be obtained  on www.visitflanders.com/en/accessibility.
Green key label
The Green Key is an international eco-label tourism facility that aims to contribute to the prevention of climate change and to sustainable tourism by awards and promoting good initiatives. The Green Key aims to change the practices and behaviors of actors, guests, enterprises, authorities, and local communities, and its desire is to involve them in increasing their responsibility toward their own environment.


  • Bar or Restaurant Present
  • Bikes Available
  • Internet Connection

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