Meet you in Parc de Bruxelles/Warandepark!
Parc de Bruxelles/Warandepark has always been a meeting place. Originally a private hunting estate for the Dukes of Brabant and the nobility, by the time of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in the 16th century the park included a vineyard, a fish pond, a maze, a jousting arena and a tennis court. Later years saw the addition of water features (some of them rather risqué!). After the ducal palace burned down in 1731, the old hunting ground was transformed into a public park laid out to a symmetrical design. Intended as a space for leisurely walking, the new park had broad avenues and wide perspectives, and was adorned with numerous statues. It became the meeting place par excellence for high society. The park itself, the Théâtre Royal du Parc/Koninklijk Parktheater and the Vauxhall played host to all kinds of entertainment, from children’s shows, circus acts, comic operas and operettas, through to concerts, balls, dances and drinks parties, as well as many a flirtation and seduction. To this day, Parc de Bruxelles/Warandepark remains a focal point for festivities on Belgian National Day and continues to host a plethora of events, parties and concerts. Hopefully this has whetted your appetite, and you’ll join us in the park for a scavenger hunt for all the family, featuring a series of tasks to complete!
In cooperation with Korei Guided Tours.
Sat. & Sun. at 10:30 and 14:00 (in Dutch) (duration: 2 hours).