Parks and Gardens in Brussels

MELLAERTS PONDS - Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

pedalo on mellaerts ponds
With more than 8 ha of green spaces, the Mellaerts Ponds are a real breath of fresh air in the capital. Open to the public since the 20th century, this park is the ideal place for a walk or even for a small tour on the water with canoes available.

- great place to explore the local fauna and flora: many bird species and a fishing pond
- great rastaurant
- mini-golf

Location: Boulevard du Souverain, 275bis


lttle wood bridge in tervuren park
Pedestrians as well as bikers are welcomed in this vast green place. The Tervuren Parc has a long Royal history and is therefore part of the Belgium cultural heritage. If you want to know more about it, do not hesitate to book a tour with a guide.

Other activities in the surroundings:
- Royal Museum for Central Africa
- picnic near the little lake
- playground
- monuments, such as churches and chapels

Location: Leuvensesteenweg 13

MINI EUROPE - Brussels

logo mini europe brussels
You have always wanted to discover all the capitals from Europe but are on a budget or don't have the time? Discover the most emblematic monuments of many cities in Mini-Europe. Located near the Atomium in Brussels, this park makes you wander accross tourist attractions such as Big Ben, Venice, Paris, the Vesuvius...

More than 300 models to see: a fun activity for adults as well as children.

Tel: 02 / 478 05 50

BRUSSELS PARK - 1000 Brussels

crowd in the royal park at dusk

Just in front of the Royal Palace, this park is a green oasis in the centre of Brussels. To spend some time in the grass with friends, read a book on a bench, have a look to the many statues and fountains or simply have a good time in the ginguettes (little bars) in Summer, come and visit.

Activities also take place in the Vaux-Hall and the Royal Theatre.

Tel: 02 279 61 00


You want to have a snack, lunch or dinner ? Have a drink at a nice terrace ? Your children are always interested in discovering a new playground ? In that case, you should go to The Village!
Tel : 02 / 474 83 83



The Garden of the Mont des Arts has a panoramic view on the Grand-Place and the historic center of Brussels. Discover a fountain with 9 jets, a statue of King Albert I, a small playground for children…

Why are parks essential in a city ?

Parks within a city offer numerous benefits that greatly improve the quality of life for residents and contribute to the overall vitality of urban areas. Firstly, urban parks provide accessible green spaces where people can escape the urban hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature.

Secondly, parks play a pivotal role in promoting physical health and well-being by encouraging outdoor recreation and exercise. With amenities such as walking trails, sports fields, and playgrounds, parks offer diverse opportunities for people of all ages to engage in physical activity and lead active lifestyles. Regular exercise in parks not only improves physical fitness but also has positive effects on the mental health of the residents.

Lastly, urban parks serve as green lungs in densely populated areas. They help mitigate air and noise pollution, absorb carbon dioxide, and regulate temperatures, thus improving overall air quality and creating a healthier urban environment. Additionally, parks provide habitats for diverse plant and animal species, promoting biodiversity and ecological balance within urban ecosystems.

Information published on the Brussels expat / Parks and gardens webpage.

Have a walk in the parks of Brussels!

When we think about cities, we often think of great buildings, museums and architectural sites. As a medieval city and home to many artists, Brussels offers a lot of touristic attractions. Nevertheless, the capital of Europe and its multicultural population has much more to offer. It is one of the greenest cities of Europe with 8,000 hectares of green places, nearly half of the Brussels area territory, even though the vast majority of those locates on the outskirts. 

Most of the green spaces of the city are managed by Bruxelles Environnement, the authority in charge of the land development within the capital. Among the biggest areas, you can wander in the Bois de la Cambre and the Soignes Forest where a rich fauna and flora thrive. In order to enjoy your visit even more, little settlements for having drinks or eat a snack, playgrounds for children and even lakes or ponds have been created.