Meetjesland

It was a beautiful weekend so I went out for a walk. I found a route of about 10km close to border with The Netherlands. This region is called “Meetjesland”. The most known legend about the origin of this name is the one of Emperor Charles V who was known for his sexual appetite. The story goes that when he traveled through the region people hid their daughters and their attractive young women, making emperor Charles think this region was full of old women (meetjes).

I didn’t see a lot of old women, neither did I see young women, but I discovered a wonderful nature reserve.