Hof de Bist park in Ekeren

In the northern district of Antwerp, Ekeren, there is a beautiful park called "Hof de Bist", named now after the environment where it is situated, but originally the park was called "Hof van Guyot". The park is perfect for a nature walk and has different facilities for everybody to use. There is a children's playground, a nearby cafe, and a restaurant with big terraces located in a converted farmhouse dating from the second half of the 19th century, a big free parking lot right next to the park, and of course the wooded nature park itself.

Picture by Harry Fabel


In the park, there is a constant exhibition of sculptures. These sculptures are set up around the park and for you to discover. In the middle of the park, you can find a neoclassical castle build in 1873 by "Emiel E. Guyot", the mayor of Ekeren at that time. The castle is used as a cultural center. The park is now owned by the city of Antwerp.

Picture by Harry Fabel


The park is free to visit and dogs are allowed. The Hof de Bist park is only a few hundred meters away from the Veldwijck castle park, so both parks can easily be visited in one trip or day.   You can find it at this address "Veltwijcklaan 254-258 Ekeren, Antwerp". Also very near to the park is "The Veldwijck park and castle" and "The chapel of Bist"









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