Antwerp is the second largest metro area in Belgium and an important port city, with its location on the River Scheldt. It’s also famous for its diamond industry and trade. There’s a great mix of opportunities for running in Antwerp, with riverside paths, several large parks, and some extensive nature preserves.
As a way to run and get oriented, we recommend our ‘runseeing’ tour of Old Town Antwerp and Stadspark. There are also some scenic paths on both the east and west sides of the Scheldt River. One of the best places to run in Anwerp is Nachtegalenpark and Middelheim area. Other parks that are great for running include Park Spoor Noord, Rivierenhof Park, and a route combining Boekenbergpark and Te Boelaerpark. We also love the many km of paths in the Hobokense Polder Nature Preserve. For a fantastic destination run, we recommend the Grenspark Kalmthoutse Heid preserve, which has great trails around heathland and stately woods.
Antwerp is easy to get around with buses and 12 tram lines.