It is located in the heart of Brussels, a few metres away from the Royal Palace and in between the Grand Place and the European area. The Park of Brussels, also called the Royal Park, is a lung for the European capital. An enclave where athletes, tourists and young people get mixed.
THE MEDIEVAL HUNTING GROUNDS
The Park Brussels (Parc in French), was used as a hunting ground by the Dukes of Brabant. In 1771, the park was completely redesigned with fountains, statues and tree-lined walks. Shortly thereafter, during the French Revolution, the soldiers destroyed all the statuesin the park. The park is linked to the history of Brussels: during the revolution for the independence of Belgium, the Dutch soldiers took refuge in this park.
A WELL LOCATED PARK AND A NICE STROLL
The location is excellent: the park issurrounded by the Royal Palace, the United States Embassy and the Belgian Parliament. A nice stroll would be to go walking from the Grand Place to the European Parliament, through the Park of Brussels. This walk lasts about 30 minutes.
A few metres away,you will find the Bellevue Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Royal Theatre of the Park, the Petit-Sablon Square, the Mont-des-Arts and the Music Museum.
A PLACE FOR CELEBRATIONS
The Park of Brussels is well known for holding fireworks on New Year's Eve and the National Ball on July the 21st. However, throughout the rest of the year and especially during spring and summer, many fairs and festivals are held in this park.
WHEN IS IT THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PARK?
During spring and summer weekends, whenever we have a sunny day in Brussels, it will be a good option to take a walk, to play sports or to enjoysunbathing in the park. In winter, however, the smallpond can get frozen. Definitely, a very interesting day to visit the park is September the 21st,the Car-Free Day in Belgium. There is also a small farm for children, music kiosks and hammocks.
Discover The Park of Brussels with the Free Tour in Brussels.
1000 Parc Royal, Brussels.
HOW TO REACH THE PARK OF BRUSSELS
- Metro: Lines 1 and 5, Parc Station
- Tram: Lines 92 and 94 Palais Station
SOME PLACES NEAR THE PARK OF BRUSSELS
- Law Courts (1.3 km)
- Grand Place (425 m)
- Royal Palace of Brussels (50 m)
- Coudenberg Palace (75 m)