When traveling you always try to get as much sightseeing done, but you have to remember to slow down and relax. Visit the City Park to refresh, recharge, and get ready for the rest of your trip. The City Park is the largest park in the city, it is located very near to the Antwerp Central Station.
The park is all that remains of Fort Herentals, one of the forts that guarded the city in the 16th century. It was built back at the end of the 19th century and was designed in a typically English landscape style. The shape of the Park is triangular, and it has a "Y" shaped fenced lake with plenty of water-loving birds and animals.
The park is as diverse as Antwerp itself, it offers something for everyone all year round. The little ones can fully enjoy themselves in the large playground where the swings and seesaws never stop. A special skatepark has been set up for the rollerbladers and acrobatic youngsters.
The 1.5 km long park is also a favorite place for joggers, walkers, and mothers with children. In summer months lots people enjoy having a picnic and sunbathe as well. The park features a number of statues, an impressive WWI monument and bunker, and a historic white pedestrian bridge. In addition, the park also offers regular events throughout the year, definitely worth a visit!