Antwerp Parks and Gardens
(Antwerp, Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium)
There are many appealing parks and gardens in Antwerp, such as the simply vast Rivierenhof. Literally translated as the 'Garden of Many Rivers', Antwerp's Rivierenhof boasts a series of pretty canals, where boat hire is readily available. Nearby, the Schranshoeve Sprookjeshuis park is especially family orientated and contains many attractions, such as the enchanting House of Fairytales.
Although considerable smaller, the Plantentuin gardens are extremely colourful and fragrant during the summer months, while for respite in the very heart of Antwerp, the City Park (Stadspark) is filled with endless picnicking opportunities and is just minutes away from the action.
Address: Leopoldstraat 24, Antwerp, BE-2000, Belgium, BE
The beautiful Plantentuin gardens can be found within Antwerp's Latin Quarter and are particularly close to the St. Elisabeth Hospital, once actually being the hospital's very own vegetable gardens. Today, the Plantentuin is home to an interesting selection of botanical specimens, all of which are clearly labelled and categorised for keen enthusiasts and plant lovers alike.
Open hours: daily
Address: Turnhoutsebaan 246, Antwerp, BE-2100, Belgium, BE
Tel: +32 03 360 5200
The biggest park in the whole of the Antwerp, the Rivierenhof has become an invaluable recreational space in the Deurne area of the city. The many highlights include plenty of seasonal flowers, such as azaleas, camellias and roses, along with a well-equipped playground for children and various outdoor concerts, which are performed at a large amphitheatre.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 23:00
Schranshoeve Sprookjeshuis (Provincial Park)
Address: Ruggeveldlaan 99, Antwerp, BE-2100, Belgium, BE
Tel: +32 03 324 8270
The Schranshoeve Sprookjeshuis has become a popular attraction for families with young children staying in Antwerp and features an informative education centre, where it is possible to learn a little more about the surrounding flora and fauna. Located alongside the popular Rivierenhof, children's will also enjoy visiting the small petting farm onsite and its friendly animals.
Open hours: daily
Stadspark (City Park)
Address: Rubenslei, Van Eycklei, Quinten Matsijslei, Antwerp, BE-2000, Belgium, BE
Located within central Antwerp and offering a particularly impressive green space, Stadspark also often goes by the name of 'City Park'. Here you can enjoy many peaceful walking trails, secluded seating and large lawned areas, while nearby are a series of top hotels, shopping districts and also the ever-popular Diamond Centre, which is just a short walk away.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours