The Bois de la Cambre is Belgium’s largest and most beautiful park – and it’s more prestigious for the access it grants to the ancient beech-wood Sonian forest. The park has a lake with a small island in the centre, called Robinson’s Island, and there’s also a lovely restaurant in the middle. The original, built in 1877, was destroyed in a fire. Walk around, and you’ll come to a place called the Englishman’s Lawn – a spot where in 1815, right before the battle of Waterloo, British soldiers amused themselves with cricket matches. Bike, run, walk, and chill. Take fantastic pictures of the natural beauty around you. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Brussels itinerary 2 days.
- The ferry will charge you EUR 1 to take you to the island with the cafe.
- Villo! bikes are available for rent at both 14 and 19 Avenue Roosevelt, on the edge of the Bois de la Cambre.
- Entry is free.
- Some attractions inside park will be chargeable.
- By Bus: Bus 41 stops at Reservoir bus station.
- By Tram: Tram 94 stops at Hippodrome de Boitsfort light rail station.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
- Chalet Robinson Cafe Restaurant
- Villa Lorraine
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46.15% of people who visit Brussels include Bois De La Cambre And Foret De Soignes in their plan
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34.15% of people start their Bois De La Cambre And Foret De Soignes visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Bois De La Cambre And Foret De Soignes
91.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bois De La Cambre And Foret De Soignes
Really great park for walks or running. Even able to take tour dog for a walk here. There is a lake too. Very pretty for pictures year round, and they have various events here too. There are some lovely patisserie close by if you wanted a picnic. Parking is available but limited within the park, however you can park outside on the surrounding streets (for a fee of course).
Many things in Brussels have changed over the decades, and much of it not for the better. One constant, though, is Bois de la Cambre, with its impressive trees, fantastic walking/running paths, and tons of great open spaces. It's pretty far from the center, but right at the end of a tram route.
For sure one of the biggest and most beautiful parks to be found in the heart of Brussels. During the weekend they close the park to cars so that you can enjoy a peaceful relax moment on the grass. During the summer this is one hell of a place to be. Although sometimes there's too much crowds, kids and dog's..
Lovely park, spacious. Just a shame the chalet was booked for a private event. Went to the Woodpecker instead but so did everyone else so the waiting times were bad. But the park is nice and clean.
Beautiful park. It's so close to the city but you feel miles away, truly a great place to walk and relax. Nice lake with a beautiful Chalet.