It may not be spring yet, but the cold weather doesn't mean that there is no danger. We have had dry weather lately, with strong north-easterly winds that dry out the moors and heathlands.
The local authorities have put the alert on "yellow" for the whole area. This means that visitors have to be extra careful, and that members of the fire services will monitor the situation on the spot, from the watch towers, on a regular basis.
Last week, there were already reports of fires in Dutch heathlands. The Kalmthoutse was hit by a big blaze two years ago, with the fire destroying 600 hectares.