Around the castle stretches a beautiful cultural landscape with different habitats for plants and animals. Vast nature reserves such as the Winge Valley, the Troostemberg forest and the Walenbos are close to Horst. Birds such as Great Spotted Woodpecker , Common Buzzard , Short-toed Treecreeper and Eurasian Nuthatch find a breeding ground in these forests. The cultural landscape around the castle attracts Greater Whitethroat , Lesser Whitethroat .
The place can be reached by the De Lijn bus from Leuven. There is a big parking lot in front of the castle.