Lieteberg (Zutendaal)

Insect Life on barefoot

‘Lieteberg’ is the gateway to the MICROKOSMOS. A visit to the underground insect centre 'Entomopolis' should not be missed. Besides tickling critters and fluttering butterflies, you can also walk barefoot. A special sensation. 
Rediscover nature barefoot

What to do?

‘Blotevoetenpad’ (Barefeet Path)

Use all your senses and both your feet to perceive the special stimuli of wood, stones, tree chips, grass, loam and water on a carefully composed track peppered with fun 'obstacles'. Cold and warm, humid and dry, pleasant and stimulating alternate on a trail of almost 3 km, which is only accessible barefoot. On the way, you will come across a number of spectacular things.


Look down and discover the fascinating world of insects. Entomopolis teaches you in a playful and interactive manner that insects are useful and not creepy at all. Then follow the insect trail, a walk of 2.5 km to the 'Bee Tower', the largest insect house (but also for other animals) of the National Park.

Butterfly Dome

In the covered butterfly garden, you can admire 30 of the 75 species of butterflies and a few moth species. Here are only plants they like and where they can nest safely.


In the cafeteria with garden patio, you can rest your weary limbs and enjoy a piece of ‘vlaai’ (sweet flan), a Belgian beer or a hot chocolate. Picnics are allowed. The centre of Zutendaal is within driving and cycling distance, where you will find a range of catering outlets.

Range of hikes

The hiking area ‘Lieteberg’ boasts nine hiking loops, four of which start at the entrance gate (visitors' lounge car park). The other loops are accessible from pick-up places nearby.

In a nutshell:

  • woods
  • meadows
  • juniper hedges
  • recognised silent area
  • transition to Haspengouw

Would you rather go exploring with a Ranger? Click here.

Bike rental


Book via +32 89 25 50 60.

‘Lieteberg’ is on bicycle junction 64.

Practical Information

Opening hours (2024):

Visitor center & Entomopolis
Until March 15: from 10.00 - 16.00 hours
From March 16 to March 30: 10.00 - 17.00 hours
From March 31 to October 26 from 10.00 - 18.00 hours
From October 27 to November 3: from 10.00 - 17.00 hours
From November 4 to December 30: from 10.00 - 16.00 hours
Closed on 24, 25, 26 and 31/12 and 1/01

Butterfly Dome
Open from May 1 to September 30.

Barefeet path
Open from March 16 to November 3.

  • Barefeet path: € 7.50 per person (children < 120 cm: € 5), groups of 20 people or more: € 5
  • Entomopolis + Butterfly Dome: € 6 per person (children < 120 cm: € 4), groups of 20 people or more: € 4
  • Combi ticket barefeet Path + Entomopolis + Butterfly Dome: € 10.50 (children < 120 cm: € 7), groups from 20 people: € 7
  • Children under 3 are free.

Stalkerweg 46, 3690 Zutendaal
T: +32 89 25 50 60