“Triangles are my favorite shape, three points where two lines meet.” Alt-J was on to something. He pretty much describes this beloved park, in one sentence, which provides the necessary oxygen to keep the heart of my sumptuous concubine, Antwerp, beating.
Those who are willing can come here and enjoy a stroll or a jog. Like many parks across the globe, it comes alive during spring and summer. Kids going buck wild on a playground. Daredevils performing a crafty show in the skate park. Geeks like me laying in the grass with a good book; just like a good little anarchist ought to. Naturally, there’s a lot of grass, trees, dirt and sand. Yet, there are a few eye catchers as well such as a World War I memorial and a 19th century bridge designed by the architect Keylig.
This location brings Antwerp together as one big family. As soon as some lost rays of sun hit this side of the earth, you’ll see numerous cultures with various backgrounds soaking up the sun serenely. You can enjoy a falafel underneath a lovely tree after wandering through the diamond quarter. It’s also a perfect start if you plan on walking towards the lovely district Zurenborg and plan on discovering the amazing architectural ornaments at the Cogels Osylei. You can also park your frustrated ass in the grass when your train is running late.
In a nutshell, you’re bound to cross this park while visiting Antwerp since it’s near all the hot spots.
Stadspark | Art & culture, Relaxing
24 hours daily