“Triangles are my favorite shape, three points where two lines meet.” Alt-J was on to something. He pretty much describes my favorite park, which provides the necessary oxygen to keep the heart of my gorgeous concubine Antwerp beating.
You can come here and enjoy a stroll, or a jog for those who are fit at least. Like many parks across the globe, it truly comes alive during springtime and summertime. Kids going buck wild on a playground. Daredevils performing in the skate park. Geeks like me laying in the grass with a good book, like a good anarchist. Yes, there’s a lot of grass, trees, dirt and sand, but there are a few eye catchers as well such as a world war I memorial and a 19th century bridge designed by an architect named 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 and social backgrounds soaking up the sun serenely, like any good human being. You can easily eat falafels underneath a lovely tree after walking over from the diamond district. When you find out that your train is delayed, I advise you to park your frustrated ass on a bench here. Do the same, before you start walking towards the lovely district Zurenborg and discover amazing architectural ornaments at the Cogels Osylei.
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