Chateau Cortils offers some own activities in which our guests can participate.
In addition, in the area is a wide range of possibilities for walks and excursions.

Chateau Cortils offers space and opportunity to anyone who, out of respect, others want to introduce you to inspiring, relaxing, nourishing activities. If you want to organize something that fits in this special place you and your guests are welcome. Please feel free to contact us.

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10 – 13 June Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts

16 – 20 June Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts

30 June – 4 July Slowmotions – Koos Kok / Tai Chi

9 – 16 July Rob Visje / painting week

14 – 18 July Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts

2 – 8 August Zomeracademie Zutphen / Body, Sound & Senses (flyer on request)

2 – 9 August Schapenhouderij Cortils / felt sheepskins (fully booked)

14 – 18 July Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts

17 – 21 August Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts

27 August – 3 September Rob Visje / painting week

10 -14 September Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts

3 – 7 November Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts

10 – 14 November Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts

15 – 19 December Alexa Mira & Dylan Bonny / Temple of Tantric Arts




Campfire and soup

Not in the mood to cook on your arrival? Then a campfire meal with soup might be a good alternative.If you do not feel like shopping or cooking, then opt for a nutritious meal soup. This is served in a Hungarian Bográc (cooking pot), hanging over a campfire. When it rains, the cooking pot will be placed in the dining room, where it is also nice to stay.
Sorts of soup are ... pumpkin, Asian chicken, Harira (Moroccan soup), Breton bean or fish soup, pork and pizza soup.

The soup is served with baguette from a French baker. There will also be carafes with water. Even the dishes are taken care of :-)
Where: campfire place next to the rose garden of Cortils (in bad weather, in the dining room in front of the courtyard)
When: Friday evening by appointment (time and other evenings by appointment)

Without meat or fish € 10 pp
With meat or fish  € 12.50 pp
Small plates for small eaters € 5 pp
For bookings <5 persons the minimum contribution is € 50
Additional costs for the long wet table players in the dining room € 7 per full box of firewood

For more information or instructions, send an email to

Kids on site

We are frequently asked about activity opportunities for children.
Under the guidance of you as adults,
Children can endlessly be building huts, make dams in the stream,
look for ants, little pier, gnomes and elves,
enjoy the wind in their hair,
the sun on their face and the clouds in the sky.

For them, it is also possible to go with Vera (resident) visiting the sheep.


Do you love horses?
Do you want to experience what it is like to ride or handle a horse with a soft and gentle touch? See how much a horse can teach us? And what about doing this all outdoors, not at a riding school?

Then continue reading,  this is all possible at Chateau Cortils!

Maybe you can see them standing next to the driveway as you enter Chateau Cortils. A beautiful herd of 6 horses! The horses are being kept as natural as possible. Meaning they have much space and live outside 24/7. Because of their multifunctional fur they can keep them selves dry and warm even when the weather is really bad.

My name is Enoah, and I invite you to get to know me and my horses!
Everybody is welcome, children of every age, adults, also if you have a disability. 

Together we will get the horses and prepare for the riding with plenty of time to get the know them, for cuddles and brushing, we are going to have a walk/ride outside in the forest or fields.

Who is Enoah?

As long as she can remember, Just like many others, Enoah was into horses. She was always very happy when she could visit her great-uncle. He had a farm with cows and a little pony. 

When the family went out for a walk she was allowed to ride that pony. She loved this very much. This was her first experience with horse riding. 

Even when she was just 5 years old and didn’t went there a lot. She always remembered how much she enjoyed these moments.

Outside in the fresh air, the feeling to be a team with the horse and goin into the world together.

At the age of 8, Enoah went for riding lessons at riding school”De Hoven” in Rimburg.
An unique little riding school where she is very grateful for. Here they taught her more then just riding a horse. Their lessons where about communication, learning to understand each other and being gentle with the horses.

Here she got lessons for over 6 years.

After that she chose more often to ride outdoors on horses from different owners. 

Until she got her own care horse Bibo in 2014. Because of her she developed her own way of taking care of and riding horses. With Bibo the lessons had been started. Enoah is very grateful and happy with the sweet Bibo who is still part of the herd and for her age (27 years old!) very healthy with a young mind set.

Through different courses and especially her own horses, Enoah continues with learning. For example: a year for Horse behavioral trainer that she followed at 2Moons. And recently she got her license to ride a carriage.


You don’t have any experience? Or you find it a bit scary?
That is no problem at all. We do everything on your speed and adapt the lesson to your wishes.

Most of the time I give lessons 1 person at a time so I have my full attention for you. But it is certainly possible to come with 2 people if there is more experience.
If you have no experience and still want to join with another person? No problem, we can take what we like to call horse walks. Were you and the other person take turns to ride on the horse. 

For more information or questions please send an email to Enoah or check the Facebook/Instagram page Paardrijden bij Enoah. 

Animals in Cortils

Besides a couple of Wyandotte and Silk chickens, 4 horses, a dalmatian, a kooikerhondje, a Siamese and a Blue rus cat, there are 4 sheep breeds ... Ouessant, Red Ardennes, Drenthes and Gotland. The sheep are kept for the wool and the meat and of course for the fun. Would you like to see the sheep up close, make an appointment with Vera ( For the price of a bag of sheep feed - € 8, - you will have a walk through the two meadows, next to the forest. Because of the rams it is not allowed to enter the pastures on your own! Especially in the lamb season they are very protective towards their herd. The walking ban also applies to the horse pasture.


Op het landgoed leven momenteel ruim 30 loopeenden (Indische Fleseend). Overdag scharrelen ze in de weides of rond de vijver hun kostje bij elkaar. 's Avonds gaan ze zelf naar de boerderij om veilig in de stal te kunnen slapen. 's Morgens om 8 uur ('s winters half 9) gaan ze weer naar buiten. Voer de eenden geen brood ... het vet en de olie is slecht voor hen! Als u contact wilt maken en voeren, versnipper dan een paar blaadjes witlof. Wilt u 's morgens meemaken hoe ze de stal uit stormen en op het voer aanvallen, informeer dan bij Vera voor het juiste tijdstip (

Château Cortils bevind zich in de stedendriehoek Maastricht - Aken - Luik.

Behalve het bezoeken van deze steden zijn in onze omgeving talloze mogelijkheden om iets te ondernemen, markten, braderie, musea (o.a. de mijn van Blegny) enzovoort.

Toeristische agenda van de provincie Liege

Toeristische attracties Tripadvisor

Brocante en rommelmarkten

Activiteiten en bezienswaardigheden in de omgeving

Vanaf Cortils ongeveer 2 uur lopen (wandelroute / fotospeurtocht verkrijgbaar in de winkel)

Staat op de werelderfgoedlijst van UNESCO. U gaat met een echte mijnwerkerslift de mijn in.
Vanaf Cortils een half uurtje lopen (wandelroute verkrijgbaar in de winkel)


Het land van Herve, waar Chateau Cortils deel van uitmaakt met aangrenzend de Voerstreek en de Ardennen, zijn bij uitstek wandelgebieden met een zeer gevarieerd aanbod aan mogelijkheden. In onze winkel zijn voor een gering bedrag wandelroutes te koop die door enkele bewoners van het landgoed zijn uitgezet. Hieronder enkele sites voor als u zelf wandelkaarten wilt uitprinten.

Voerstreek 1 , Voerstreek 2, Ardennen, Land van Herve


Hiking, sightseeing, and more ...
In our accommodation you will find a binder with eg walks in the area.

* route Mortier 15 km.
* route Mortroux 11,3 km.

Golf courses

Golfclub Mergelhof
De Zuid Limburgse Golf & Countryclub Wittem
Countryclub Henri Chapelle
Royal Golfclub Sart Tilman
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