Woluwe Park, one of the largest parks in Brussels, is one of several green spaces along the Woluwe valley. At the request of King Leopold II, it was created for the Universal Exhibition of 1897 to link the two exhibition’s two sites: one in Cinquantenaire Park and one in the Royal Estate in Tervuren, which now houses the AfricaMuseum.
Designed by French landscape architect Emile Lainé, this hilly English-style park has long winding paths. It offers a wide variety of landscapes: lawns that invite you to picnic, ponds and wet meadows with their reeds. Migratory birds frequently stop here. On the other side of the boulevard, you’ll find the Mellaerts ponds with their multitude of activities and Brussels’ Tram Museum.
A stone’s throw away, Bibliotheca Wittockiana – Brussels’ book arts and bookbinding museum – is a museum and library housing the collections of its founder, bibliophile Michel Wittock.