Family search

Ever since the Romans, Zonnebeke has been an ideal place for a village. In the early Middle Ages, they even built an abbey there. The park belonged to the abbey and provided food and income. Next to the abbey stood the castle of a famous knight. Unfortunately, his history has disappeared along with his castle. However, a stone with his coat of arms is said to still exist. But where would it be hidden?

Take the whole family in search of the stone in the park. Through fun games, you will learn more and more about the history of the park, the abbey and the lost castle. If you complete all the tasks correctly, you may find the mysterious stone with the coat of arms. If you do, you will receive the honorary title of ‘knight or damsel of Zonnebeke’.

Practical information

  • You can pick up the detective folder at the tourist office in Zonnebeke or at the provincial visitors’ centre De Palingbeek in Zillebeke.
  • Start: Castle grounds Zonnebeke/ Tourist office
  • Distance: 2 to 3 km
  • The treasure hunt is not signposted
Price €1 per search

Address information

Berten Pilstraat 5a
8980 Zonnebeke

T: 0032 (0)51 77 04 41


  • Zonnebeke
  • Individuals and groups < 15p.
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Walking
  • On the move
  • Drink facility
  • Parking
  • Shop/store
  • Toilet
  • Child-friendly (12 y)
  • Child-friendly (3 y)
  • Child-friendly (7 y)


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