Looking for a nice place to stop between visits in Brussels? Discover the city’s secret gardens and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the heart of the Belgian capital.
There are many parks and terraces in Brussels to stop at for a break, but they don't always have the tranquillity you might be looking for. Here is a list of secret parks and gardens where you can stroll in the shade and calm at any time of the day.
The Gardens of La Cambre Abbey
Only a stone’s throw away from the vibrant Flagey neighbourhood, the gardens of La Cambre Abbey are a little haven of peace and relaxation. Lined with trees and benches ideal for your summer picnics, they are among the most beautiful gardens in the city. With any luck, you might hear the music of a small improvised band.
Rue du Monastère 1, 1050 Ixelles
Tenbosch Park is one of the most surprising places in Brussels. It is a true haven of peace in the heart of the city with a playground for children, a football field and somewhere to play pétanque. There's something for everyone in this wonderful little park.
Rue des Mélèzes - Rue H. Denis - Chaussée de Vleurgat – 1050 Ixelles
The Jean-Felix Hap Garden
One of our capital's most intimate parks is the Jean-Felix Hap garden. It is a less well-known, but nevertheless magnificent garden, and is ideal for strolling along the small paths through its imposing trees and undergrowth.
Rue Louis Hap 75, 1040 Etterbeek
Between the Grand Sablon and Louise neighbourhoods, Egmont Park is the ideal break during a shopping trip. It exudes an indescribable softness and an incomparable charm. The locals come to read a book, take a nap and go for a stroll in the afternoon. You can also go there during your lunch break to enjoy a salad on the terrace of La Fabrique en Ville, which is located in the park.
Boulevard du Waterloo / Rue du Grand Cerf, 1000 Brussels
The Florist’s Gardens in Stuyvenberg Park
These gardens are a real spectacle of colour. With their rare plants that you will not see anywhere else and their panoramic view that reaches from the balconies of Our Lady of Laeken Church to the Palais de Justice, the Florist's gardens are breathtaking!
Rue Jean Sobieski, 1020 Laeken / Avenue des Robiniers,1020 Laeken