Living at the ‘Kop van Zuid’, in an area where former harbour activities made room for ambitious development, is great.
On the South bank, we’ve got amazing architecture, low and high tides in the harbours, iconic monuments: Poortgebouw, Entrepot building & harbour and old train bridge De Hef, but we’ve got very little space for public green.
Old houses at the Rosestraat were demolished and the crisis slowed future developments down to a minimum, giving us space to alternatives like De Hefpark.
I love my park
A lovely neighbourhood initiative grew into an attractive green oasis, giving a worthy entrance to Kop van Zuid. I saw the Fruit trees, grasses, herbs, vegetables and flowers grow, in this unfenced green space squeezed between the Rosestraat, Oranjeboomstraat and Roentgenstraat. Not only for the neighbourhood but also nice for visitors to discover and enjoy. Major Aboutaleb mentioned the park in his New Year speech as example how we make the city a home for ourselves and each other.
Landscaped paths laid out for a stroll through the park, a giant challenging BMX cross-track (starting high-up from the old Hef-bridge-foundation – meandering through the park) installed for tough kids with their BMX bikes, a kids zip-line, wooden furniture for a picnic (buy food to-go in the Entrepotbuilding).
Take the Willemsbridge and head to Entrepot for Hefpark.