Antwerp, Belgium

Nachtegalenpark & Middelheimmuseum

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Nachtegalenpark

This is one of our favorite runs in Antwerp. Gorgeous paths around the properties of former estates are now a 90 hectare park and open-air sculpture museum, located 5 km south of Old Town. Note that there are many paths around Nachtegalenpark and Middelheimpark, so use our map as a guideline to create your own route. In terms of access, there’s no direct transport to Nachtegalenpark. You can take a train to Berchem, and do the route starting in Brilschanspark. Nachtegalenpark has facilities for runners, including lockers!

Castle Den Brandt. Creative Commons

Start at the entrance to Nachtegalenpark, and enjoy ~2 km around the park’s wooded paths. Then, take the beautifully landscaped paths around the Middelheimpark and Middelheimmuseum. During the museum’s opening hours, you can enjoy a signposted 3 km route around the sculpture garden. Finally, cross Beukenlaan to the Park Den Brandt, and the landscaped paths to the Castle Den Brandt.

Add-Ons: Just east of Middelheimpark are additional paths around Park Den Brandt, and just east of there, check out Olympic Stadium – Beerschot, site of the 1920 Olympics. For a nice 3.5 km add-on, there are multi-use paths through Leeuwerikpark and Brilschanspark. See our mapped route.

Essentials
  • Long route: 9 km (5.6 km) for route including Leeuwerikpark & Brilschanspark. Options for additional paths
  • A few rolling hills
  • Entrance to Nachtegalenpark, 2020 Antwerp
  • There's no direct transport access to Nachtegalenpark. Use train to Berchem, do the route starting in Brilschanspark