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Florists’ Gardens

Florists’ Gardens

The Florists’ Gardens are certainly among the most beautiful green areas of the Brussels region. Hosting old greenhouses from the time of Leopold II who has initiated this park, the Florist’s Gardens also offer a magnificent view on the city and are a harbor of piece close to one of the most visited attractions of Brussels, the Atomium.

The Florists’ Gardens can be reached via the Sobieski park (close to metro Stuyvenbergh)

Location

Coordinates: 50.8855526, 4.348425199999999

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Osseghem park

Osseghem park

Property of the City of Brussels, the Osseghem Park was designed for the Universal Exhibition 1935 and saw the Atomium being built for Expo 58. Its greenery theatre is home to the Bruocsella festival and also hosts a number of international musicians during the Couleur Café festival.

Location

Coordinates: 50.8957303, 4.346484000000032

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Albert Street – pedagogical garden

Albert Street – pedagogical garden

This is piece of land of  30 ares, owned by the city of Brussels and Infrabel. It is a green pedagogical space  accessible for all (schools, résidents, associations and businnesses). It is a naturel garden which aime at enriching the biodiversity by favouring local faune and flore. It is also a cousu garden where résidents  meet and sure their ideas.

It is open to the public each 3rd Sunday of the month (10-13h). Guided walks are organised by Laeken Découverte. Access can also be organised on demand. Contact person : Georgette Van Hees & Jean Louis Smeyers, 26 rue Jan Bollen à 1020 Bruxelles, albertstreet@skynet.be – Tel 02/428.75.27

Location

At the corner of Albert Street and Palais Outre-Ponts Street, 1020 Laeken
Coordinates: 50.8753375, 4.360382500000014

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Park of Laeken

Park of Laeken

Set between the Royal castle and the Atomium, the Park of Laeken offers magnificent views: from the Dynasty Monument you can see the skyline of Brussels and from the middle of the Park, close to the American Theatre, you can picnic with a view at the Atomium. The park is part of the Royal Trust.

Location

Coordinates: 50.89177288472538, 4.358396530151367

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Square du 21 juillet

Square du 21 juillet

Adjoining the Royal Estate, opposite the Church of our Lady of Laeken with its cemetery, the Square du 21 Juillet is home to the memorial to Queen Astrid, tragically lost in a car accident in 1935. A statue of the queen was placed in the rotunda with its neoclassical colonnades.

Location

Coordinates: 50.8814042, 4.3567186

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Square Prince Léopold

Square Prince Léopold

Location

Coordinates: 50.8830474, 4.341258499999999

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