Here’s a fun route in southeastern Antwerp: a 10k run around two forts! We recommend taking the train from the Central Station in Antwerp to Mortsel-Oude God, a mere eight minutes that lands you at the steps of Fort 4. Starting at the train station, do the ~3 km loop around the Fort 4 Park, on paths around moats and the old fort. Returning to the train station, head over to Fort 5, which is 1.5 km using the N10 road west briefly, then LEFT on Edegemsestraat, then RIGHT on Adrien de Gerlachestraat. Enjoy a 2.5 km loop around the perimeter and paths of the Fort 5 park [Option: an extra ~1 km south of the fort on paths around Domein Hof ter Linden park.]. Exit at the north end, using Fort V-straat to cross the R11, and then take gravel path paralleling the R11 for 1.5 km back to the start.
Note: You don’t need to follow our prescribed route around the forts — create your own jaunt on the myriad paths!
- 9.6 km (6 miles)
- 32m (106 feet)
- Mortsel-Oude God train station, near Fort 4
- Mortsel-Oude God train station is only 8 minutes from central Antwerp via train