Walking tour

Green encounters: from private hunting estate to fully public spaces

As well as acting as the city’s green ‘lungs’, parks help to enhance people’s quality of life by providing them with places to relax in the open air. Parc de Bruxelles/Warandepark was at one time a hunting ground for the court of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and, later on, somewhere the city’s fashionable elite would go to see and be seen at the theatre and the Vauxhall. And who are we likely to come across these days in the city centre’s parks? Teenagers at the Ursulines/Ursulinen skate park; students from the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music sitting on the benches in the Petit Sablon/Kleine Zavel; art lovers in the Sculpture Garden; and locals enjoying a coffee in Parc Fontainas/Fontainaspark while watching their children play. Together we’ll explore the varied landscapes and nature of the city’s parks and the diversity of people who frequent them.

In cooperation with Brussels Chatterguides.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00 (in French) (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: at the exit of Parc/Park metro station, on the corner of Rue Royale/Koningsstraat and Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, Brussels
Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.
1 5 Parc - Park
92 93 Palais - Paleizen
27 33 38 71 95 Royale - Koning