Kopstraatje, a small street between the Kammenstraat and the Nationalestraat in Antwerp, was known for years as the home base of taggers, drug users, and addicts. In September 2012, however, this changed when artists gave this notorious alleyway a great makeover during a three-day graffiti jam, an initiative of Sketchual consisting of volunteers from youth center Kavka. At the initiative of the Kop organization, the Artists Supporting Platform, the Kopstraatje was further embellished in the autumn of 2014 by the Brazilian Onio, assisted by illustrators El Neoray and Vagabundos. Picture by Fred Romero Do you want to see special graffiti art in Antwerp? Then this is the place to be. Free to visit, close to the city center and very near to the famous Fashion Museum.
This modest city park in the small town of Lier is a real oasis of calm and beauty. You will find a highly valuable variety of tree species. In addition to native trees, there are also various exotics, such as the tree of heaven, the water cypress, the horse chestnut… Signs indicate which tree it is. You can stroll along the beautiful pond with white, rather high pedestrian bridges or enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Picture by Harry Fabel In the city park of Lier, there is also an adventure playground, sunbathing space, and a picnic area with a sun tent. The coffee house offers tasty snacks, drinks, and ice creams. Are you coming by bike? A public bicycle pump and repair kit are available if needed. The park is a short walk from the historic center of the city.