Park

We suggest you combine the museum visit with a picnic, walk or bike ride in beautiful Tervuren Park.

  • The park is 205 hectares and was once the hunting ground of the Dukes of Brabant.
  • The park is a national forest, laid out as a park comprising two separate valleys.
  • In front of the park there is a French garden with ponds, flowerbeds and statues, which opens out onto a series of ponds that get their water from the Voer.
  • It is one of the Flemish gateways to the Forêt de Soignes. A section of the Forêt de Soignes is recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.The forest itself is home to quite a few animals. So while you are likely to see plenty of squirrels and rabbits, it is becoming much more common to spot the odd fox. The park's real African ambassadors, the Egyptian goose and rose-ringed parakeet, can be seen and more often heard throughout the year. The nuthatch, white wagtail and chiffchaff are permanent guests (in spring and summer), and if you visit the Park very early in the morning or late at night you may be lucky enough, especially in winter, to hear the call of the tawny owl. 

 

Walkers are spoiled in Tervuren!

All routes are described in the booklet Walks in Tervuren. More information on www.visittervuren.be

.