Written by Avi Haim Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:21
Brussels is well known for being a green city. Literally green, as the city is filled with beautiful parks and on every border of the city you’ll find huge parks and even woods. So when that sun comes out, Brussels is the city to enjoy nature. Therefore, let us guide you through the best parks that are worth a “pit stop” during your stay at our Hotel in Brussels!
Bois de la Cambre
Bois de La Cambre is located at the end of Avenue Louise. If you and your family are in search of a total immersion in Nature during your stay in Brussels, this is the spot to check out. The Bois de la Cambre park is a great solution for your kids as it also has a large playground.
This gigantic park is in fact a preserved part of the Sonian forest right at the end of Avenue Louise. The park was created in 1861 and Queens and Kings regularly visited this park. Nowadays, the main road running through the park is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, during spring and summer time
Another spot within walking distance from the hotel is the great Porte de Halle. After visiting this historic monument we assure you that a break in this well kept and big park in the middle of Brussels will be very enjoyable! Locals often spend some time there eating, playing and enjoying their spare time during week-ends.
Parc du Roi and Ixelles pond
In the neighbouring hood of Ixelles you will be able to enjoy the Parc du Roi and the Ixelles pond. Located on the roundabout of Avenue Louise it is easy to find. The Ixelles Ponds are imposing in size, at 700 per 50 metres and were originally an extension of the gardens of the Abbey de La Cambre. The sight of this pond in the heart of Ixelles is great and refreshing!
The Egmont park is certainly one of the most beautiful parks of Brussels. Enter it through Rue du Grand Cerf and enjoy a magnificent view on the palace of Egmont surrounded by a lush green… The calm, the beauty of its Castle, and the nice pieces of art installed here will provide you with an unforgettable picture.
After your walk through the beautiful Egmont park, you can easily drop by the little park of Petit Sablon. It is just few meters away. You will find this nice park on the left of the Egmont castle. It has a beautiful fountain; an amazing fence decorated with statues!
Garden of the Mont des Arts
The Garden of the Mont des Arts is located on a small hill and is a few meters away from the great Place Royale. You will enjoy a nice view in this well located and nice park. By night it gets even better: the park is illuminated and becomes a place of colours, art and light! Enjoy your panoramic day visit and your colorific night visit to this park!
Parc de Bruxelles / Warandepark
Probably the park with the best combination of nature, location, culture and historical importance: the Parc de Bruxelles! This amazing park is located right in front of the Palace of the King in the heart of Brussels and was designed with talent as you will see by yourself during your visit! Created during the 18th century this park hosts art, thanks to the Vauxhall building, culture, thanks to the beautiful Theatre, beauty, thanks to its nature, its fountains and its ponds, an ideal location, as it is in the heart of Brussels and a historical value, as it lived and was marked by the historical events of past centuries such as the consequences of the French Revolution and the Belgian war of independence. This park is a must see for anyone visiting Brussels!
Enjoy the parks of Brussels during springtime!