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Brussels Parks & Wildlife

The charming city of Brussels is one of the greenest cities in the European continent, with about 8,000 hectares of green spaces, thanks to it's geographical location. This cultural city has no dearth of parks, gardens and other open spaces where you can have a walk, tour or even a refreshing picnic in the summer.

The parks in the city are artistically designed by famous architects and serve as major city attractions. Parks like The Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels Park, Josaphat Park, etc. are filled with plants of different varieties and statues. These parks provide a welcome respite from the noise and pollution of the city.

Garden of the Petit Sablon (Tuin van de Kleine Zavel)
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Garden of the Petit Sablon (Tuin van de Kleine Zavel)

The Garden of the Petit Sablon (French: Jardin du Petit Sablon) is a serene park located inside the Sablon neighborhood. The garden lies between the Rue de la Régence and Egmont's palace and faces the splendid church of Our-Lady of the Sablon. This park is great if you want to have a picnic or a walk or just hang out enjoying the greenery.

Josaphat Park (Josaphatpark)
CC / Rharris

Josaphat Park (Josaphatpark)

Designed by Edmond Galoppin the Josaphat Park (French: Parc Josaphat) is a public park which is situated in the Schaerbeek municipality. The park houses a football stadium, an elementary school, a tennis club along with some pretty ponds. It has many sculptures which are created by renowned sculptors like Victor Rousseau, Jules Lagae and Albert Desenfans.

Leopold Park
CC / Benoît Prieur

Leopold Park

Situated within the Leopold Quarter the Leopold Park (French: Parc Léopold) is a delightful public park which is located just at a walking distance of places like the Paul-Henri Spaak building and the European Parliament. The 25 acres park includes a charming pond which houses innumerable trees, rare species of plants along with many birds and animals.

Park of Laeken (Park van Laken)
CC / Jean-Pol GRANDMONT

Park of Laeken (Park van Laken)

The Park of Laeken (French: Parc de Laeken) was constructed in the 19th century and is located on the northern side of Brussels. This park gives stunning views of the city on its one side and on the other side, it is surrounded by the Royal Palace of Laeken. The park boasts of the Osseghem forest park, Japanese Tower gardens, the Chinese Lodge and many other historical monuments.

Océade Water Park

Océade Water Park

Océade Water Park is one of Brussels's famous family attractions which is situated on the outskirts of the city at Heysel. Though a little far from the city centre, it is still well connected by public transport. The water park encompasses various water slides, swimming pools, as well as a bar and restaurant. The water park also makes arrangements for birthday parties with fun themes which the children will surely love.

Address: Voetballaan/Kampioenschapslaan 3 1020 Brussel, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 478 4320

Brussels Park (Warandepark)
CC / Giorgio Galeotti

Brussels Park (Warandepark)

Brussels Park (French: Parc de Bruxelles) is the largest urban public park in Brussels. The Royal Palace of Brussels, the Belgian Parliament, Théâtre Royal du Parc and the US Embassy encircle the Park. During the summer season, free parties are arranged every weekend. You can access the park via the Park Metro Station located beneath the Brussels Park. The design of the park is marveled at by having a view at its Masonic symbols on the paths and fountains.

Address: rue Royale (Métro: Parc), between Parliament and the Royal Palace, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 513 8940

Ambiorix square
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Ambiorix square

The Ambiorix square is one of the prettiest parks in the city and consists of walking paths, gardens, ponds, a waterfall & many 19th-century sculptures. The garden is situated in the middle of the European district and is a peaceful place located within the walking distance of the Berlaymont building and the Place du Luxembourg, the seat of the European Parliament.

Woluwe Park
CC / Val choko

Woluwe Park

The Woluwe Park (French: Parc de Woluwe) lies in the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre municipality and offers vast greenery, extensive lawns, and a huge variety of rare natural vegetation. The Mellaerts ponds and the wet meadows, which lie inside the park, are places which are visited by a variety of migratory birds like swans, ducks, herons, gulls, butterflies, etc. every year.

Recommended Activities

Brussels Super Saver

Duration: 2 days (approx.)

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Flexible (approx.)

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