The Bois de la Cambre (French) or Ter Kamerenbos (Dutch) is an urban public park located in the south of Brussels.
The park, of English style, is around 122 ha (302 acres). The park is characterized by irregularity in the design of the vegetation and the paths. Its irregularity adds some charm to this park and offers nice points of view to the visitors.
Created in 1862 on the edge of the Sonian Forest (French: Forêt de Soignes / Dutch: Zoniënwoud), the park is a real green lung for the inhabitants of Brussels.
The park is also a recreational space with a nightclub (Jeux d’Hiver), horse rides, ice rink, boating, fishing and some events throughout the year such as sports demonstrations, outdoor concerts, theaters, children’s games, …
The Chalet Robinson
The lake of the Bois de la Cambre has also an island, the Robinson Island (French: Île Robinson / Dutch: Robinson Eiland. On this island is build a picturesque chalet of Swiss style. This wooden building is a restaurant and it is linked to the shores of the lake with an electrical ferry boat.
How to get to the Bois de la Cambre?
The park is located at the south of Brussels at the end of the Avenue Louise (French) / Louizalaan (Dutch).
Numerous bus and tram stop are located around the park. The main tram stop is Legrand of the lines 7, 8 and 93. More information on www.stib-mivb.be.
The park is also crossed by important roads. And parking is possible in the park along the road. But it is important to note that the park is in the Low Emission Zone (LEZ).
The park is permanently open.