The small park Reine-Verte, tucked away between a block of houses in Schaerbeek, is possibly one of my favorite parks in Brussels. Because of its “hidden” and decentralized location in Schaerbeek, tucked away behind a very inconsipicous entrance, very few people know about it. It even took me a few months to discover this little jewel even though I lived right in the neighborhood.
Covering an area of 5000 square meters, the park Reine-Verte stretches out over a small hill between rue Verte and rue des Palais. On the upper part of the park sits the restaurant and social project Pavillion Cannelle which opens its large outdoor terrace to the public on sunny days. This is where you’ll have the best view over the surroundings. You can also climb the emergency staircase situated on the other side of the building, offering you a clear panoramic view (and undoubtedly some great photos as well).
In the distance, the view is dominated by the large Proximus towers as well as other impressive skycrapers. Turn your head to the right and you’ll spot the famous spheres of the Atomium. In between, you can also spot the cathedral of Laeken. The view is especially stunning around sunset.