Antwerp, Belgium

Hobokense Polder Nature Preserve

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The Hobokense Polder Nature Preserve, bordering the Scheldt River 5 km southwest of central Antwerp, is a lovely spot for a run. There’s a nice variety among the 9 km of paths:  woods, grasslands, a riparian swamp, and a 2 km section along the river.  The well-marked paths are divided into several possible walking loops, which you can combine to create your own enjoyable run. The paths are gravel/dirt — it’s fairly gentle trail running.

Hobokense Polder is an easy 15-minute train ride from central Antwerp.

Essentials
  • 9 km of paths
  • Flat
  • Parking area/train station
  • Ample parking. Or, take the train to Hoboken-Polde, which is 15 min. from central Antwerp.