Where to go for a walk in Brussels?

Where to go for a walk in Brussels?
Walking through the fleurites gardens (c) Wikipedia Filharmoniker

Updated March 3, 2024 by pierre

Welcome to Brussels, the capital where nature blends harmoniously with urbanity! If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city while still being in the heart of the action, you've come to the right place. Follow the guide for a stroll through the green jewels of the Belgian capital, where each corner reveals a new facet of Brussels' biodiversity. 🚶‍♂️🌿

1. The Florist’s Garden – A Haven of Flowers 🌷🌿

Located in the heart of Brussels, the Jardin du Fleuriste is a true haven of peace for botany lovers. With its colorful flowerbeds and shaded paths, it is the ideal place for a romantic walk or a relaxing break among the flowers. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of this secret garden in the heart of the city. 🌸🍃

Far from the beaten track, Scheutbos offers a nature getaway in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. Spread over 50 hectares, this wooded site is full of surprises, from marshy areas to winding paths, including some rustic Galloway cows. This is Brussels like you've never seen it, a true oasis of calm and biodiversity. 🦋🌳

2. Sobieski Park – A Royal Garden 🍎👑

Sobieski Park, once reserved for royalty, is now a haven of peace accessible to all. Initiated by King Leopold II to beautify the surroundings of his palace, this enchanting park is now open to the public. Stroll among the century-old trees and discover the history behind every corner of this iconic place. A true royal getaway in the heart of Brussels! 🏰🌳

3. Le Bois des Capucins – Walk in the Forest 🌲🚶‍♀️

Nestled in the northeastern extension of the Forêt de Soignes, the Capuchin Woods is a true paradise for nature lovers. With its 100 hectares of greenery and 460 species of trees, it is the ideal place for a family walk or a solo hike. The Arboretum is home to botanical treasures from around the world, offering a true natural history lesson right in the heart of Brussels. 🍃🌍

4. Parc du Cinquantenaire – An Urban Oasis 🏛️🌸

Couché de Soleil XNUMX-year-old park (c) Pierre Halleux
Couché de Soleil XNUMX-year-old park (c) Pierre Halleux

Located near the European district, the Cinquantenaire Park is a must for lovers of urban walks. With its 35 hectares of greenery, its renowned museums and its famous Arcades, it is the ideal place for a relaxing day outdoors. Admire the historic monuments and let yourself be seduced by the timeless beauty of this iconic park. 🌺🏰

Do not miss our walking tour of Brussels which starts from the 50th century.

5. The Domaine du Rouge-Cloître – A Natural Refuge 🌅🦆

Trail Rouge Cloitre Auderghem (c) photo Tijl Vereenooghe
Trail Rouge Cloitre Auderghem (c) photo Tijl Vereenooghe

For a timeless getaway, head to the Domaine du Rouge-Cloître. Nestled at the entrance to Brussels, this haven of peace is home to an old abbey and ponds which attract exceptional flora and fauna. Classified as a nature reserve, this place offers a real breath of fresh air to all nature lovers. Take the time to lose yourself in its shaded paths and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the Rouge-Cloître. 🌅🦢

6. The Scheutbos – Wild Nature in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 🌲🐄

Brussels is full of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. So put on your walking shoes, prepare your camera and set off on an adventure through the green spaces of the Belgian capital! 📸🌿


Barely a foot in the Belgian capital, Pierre launches "InsideBrussels.be", the idea is simple: "What to do? Where to go eat or have a drink?" Entrepreneur at heart, this is not his first project! Far from there. Like wine, with time the project improves! Pierre does not hesitate to share his favorites and his best addresses of Brussels restaurants that he could recommend to you with his eyes closed.