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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46.39% of people who visit Brussels include Bois De La Cambre And Foret De Soignes in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
34.15% of people start their Bois De La Cambre And Foret De Soignes visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
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
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.
A really nice big park on the edge of Brussels, with plenty of wildlife. An easy getaway from the centre for anyone and especially popular with students during term time due to its close proximity to the University accommodation and campus.
Big beautiful park with nice restaurants. There's a lot of unleashed dogs on Sunday mornings, but they are well behaved. The park is well connected with public transport and has bike trails. There's a restaurant in an island in the middle of the pond that offers Sunday brunch buffets. It's a great place to just chill with a bottle of wine and some cheese with your family (and pets!). If you want more privacy, there are lots of quiet pockets under huge trees where one can have a romantic picnic.
Great and relaxing place! And now, in autumn it's spectacular!