Lives in Ghent, Belgium
Since Feb 2011
25-34 year old female
I grew up in a small town in Southeast Brazil. I studied English, became a teacher and always dreamed of seeing the world. I lived in the USA for a while and then came to Belgium, where I live now.
Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Forests, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Astonishing in every season, Cinquantenaire Park definitely comes to brighter life in spring and summer. It’s perfect for a walk or jog, or simply for sitting and relaxing by the fountain. The arcade and the sculptures are stunning, and on top of that, the Cinquantenaire Park is home to the Royal Art and History Museum, a Sculpture Garden, Autoworld, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage and the Islamic and Cultural Center of Belgium. You can easily spend a whole day (or days) here!
Spend a day in green and peaceful Flanders at this gorgeous castle. Explore its permanent and temporary exhibits, and take a walk around the forest and picnic by the lakes.
The Royal Park is the perfect location for a relaxing break after your visit to the Royal Palace or one of the various museums around it. You might also find a fair, festival or concert happening here, since it’s very well located and spacious.
Situated in Halle, about 20km from Brussels, this special forest is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area around April-May, which is when the bluebells are in bloom. They give the impression of a floating perfumed carpet, like nothing I've seen in my life. Enchanting!
This is an immense green area in the pleasant neighborhood of Laeken. It’s where the Royal Family’s official residence is located, as well as their greenhouse which is open to the public for three weeks in spring. It also boasts a beautiful Japanese tower and a Chinese Pavilion (just outside the park domains).
Océade is Brussels’ most popular water park, located near the Atomium. It is a great place for a family outing and it ensures that everyone has fun: there are pools, slides, saunas, playgrounds and more. It’s open year-round, with both indoor and outdoor activities.
This park/forest is great for various activities like walks and picnics and hosts a variety of festivals such as Fiesta Latina and Eat! Brussels. It’s out of the center but worth the tram or bus ride.
Not far from the Cinquantenaire and the European Quarter, this small and charming park is perfect for a relaxing break or a picnic. It’s a peaceful haven amidst a lively neighborhood.
For those who don’t want to bother going to the seaside, sand and fun can be found in the city as well. Brussels by Water is a 'beach resort' built on the Brussels Canal and open to the public for about a month every summer. There are concerts, parties, sports, boat tours, kayaks, playgrounds and more.