Hobokense Polder is one of Antwerp’s most beautiful green spaces. It is also the largest green space in the city and the perfect spot to immerse yourself in nature.
Head over to the Scheldt bend to the south of the city and explore a lovely green area where nature is given free rein. Hobokense Polder’s varied landscape, with polders, swamps and forests, is home to over 500 different plant species. Follow the wooden boardwalk if you don’t like getting your feet wet. Salamanders and frogs frolic in the water. A heron stands still as its stalks its prey among the reeds. A great place to take a break and unwind.
Follow the signposted routes in the Polder, with walks of 1 to 7.5 kilometres. See lush green forests, ponds and even a field with Galloway cows. Spot rare birds from the observation walls near the ponds. Good fun for kids too. A special trail for wheelchair users runs from the car park to one of the prettiest viewpoints. If you’re the romantic type, then remember that at sunset everything looks even more gorgeous.
So slip on your waterproof walking shoes or wellies and go explore Hobokense Polder.
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Accompanied by experienced city guides you’ll walk to the unique Market place, surrounded by the mighty Renaissance Town hall and numerous guild halls. You’ll be astonished when seeing the famous Cathedral of Our Lady, coronated with a unique Gothic steeple, the symbol of the City of Antwerp. You’ll then pass through a charming sixteenth century inner yard, the ‘Vlaeykensgang’, and will continue your stroll alongside many sites and places which you have never imagined before.
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