The vzw Algemene Dienst voor Jeugdtoerisme (ADJ) (non-profit organisation General Service for Youth Tourism) manages the de Hoge Rielen and is responsible for its operation.

This is carried out on behalf of the Flemish government.

Destelheide and Hanenbos in Dworp also fall under the management of the General Service for Youth Tourism (ADJ).

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The Algemene Dienst voor Jeugdtoerisme, or ADJ for short, coordinates and manages the provision of infrastructure and services of the Flemish Community for youth groups with a view to social evolution and with the aim of promoting and realising the youth groups’ own objectives.

Board of Directors

  • Free De Backer, Chairman
  • Gerd Vertommen, Vice-chairman
  • Dries Hostens, Treasurer
  • Waut Hespel, Secretary
  • Hanneleen Broeckx, Director
  • Gerda Clerix, Director
  • Jan Van Branteghem, Director
  • Maarten Verbeeke, Director

General assembly

  •  Free De Backer
  •  Gerd Vertommen
  •  Dries Hostens
  •  Gerda Clerix
  •  Hanneleen Broeckx
  •  Waut Hespel
  •  Pieter Nuytinck
  •  Jan Van Branteghem
  • Maarten Verbeeke
  • Amke Bailleul
  • Joke Quaghebeur
  • An Van Lancker


Algemene Dienst voor Jeugdtoerisme
Molenstraat 62
2460 Kasterlee

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