A nice suprise for me was to discover the Rosegarden. I must admit that I haven't been in this area of the park before and when I was, maybe this garden was closed. It is a very nice colourful place you ought to give a visit.It is only a few minutes walk at your right side if you have entered the park from the Ruggeveldlaan.The rose garden of the...more
In this previous bakery house, witch stories are told.This pavilion is recently taken in use and is an addition to the Fairy tale house that I don't have on picture yet.Reservation for schools and groups can be made at:Adres : Ruggeveldlaan 99B - 2100 Antwerpen (Deurne)tel : +32/(0)3/324.82.70fax : +32/(0)3/324.82.70more
Less and less kids know where the milk comes from, what animals are living at a farm and what crops one can grow.To give them a basic knowledge and keep the city kids in touch with this life, some cities have started up a family farm.In Rivierenhof you have the Schranshoeve.more
Each year Rivierenhof organises "Het feest van de roos" (festival of the rose).If I am not mistaken it happens in June.Last year the Silver Museum Sterckshof just opposite of the Parc, participated.All the silver was decorated with fresh roses.I was too late to go see it when I saw it on television, but I am now watching out for this year's...more
The taverne is situated in the middle of the park; After a walk in the different parts of the park it is nice to have a drink. No VT meeting without a drink and a bite.After the walk we decided to have something to drink. And we all decided to have garnaal kroketten and a drink (some a Duvel, others a wine).more
At the opposite site of the street you will find the Provincial Silver Museum het Sterckshof. At this museum you have the opportunity to have a drink or a small consumption at the taverne. If the weather permits you can enjoy sitting on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden.more
By tourist bus: You will have to park your bus outside. The road in the park is not allowing to have busses driving on (the flowerbaskets). View the sign that marks it.By bicycle: You are allowed to cycle on the paths of the park. Do pay attention that this is a park with children, elderly and people just wandering and lingering along. They will...more
By car:You can park your car at the Ruggeveldlaan. There is parking place in the middle of the street or you can turn in the entrance at the park and check if there is still space available at one of the few parking lots in the park.Halfway the park the road is blocked for traffic. The parts where cars are allowed is full with flower baskets so you...more
During the months of July and August, the park is the location of many musical and theatrical events.
It has something to offer to every one, going from theatre performance, to classical music concerts, world music concerts, blues concerts to local music concerts.
At this affiche you can see what is planned for Saturday evenings. The entrance price varries along the kind of concert and some are free.
The one at the affice all are about 15 Euro pre-sold tickets and 20 Euro tickets localy persuded.
My favorite statue maybe in this park: Atlas bearing the world on his shoulders.Atlas, the one who dares or suffers. He is the son of the Titan Iapetus and the nymph Clymene and the brother of Prometheus. He is the father of the Hesperides, Maera, the Hyades, Calypso and the Pleiades. Atlas fought in the war between the Titans and the gods of Mount...more
This stone dates from 1735.It derives from Saint Ignatius church, now known as the Carolus Boromeus church. This church has been hit by lightening in 1718 and severely damaged. If you ever visit the Rubens house you will see in the first room you enter, a painting of how the church must have looked like before the fire destroyed a huge part of the...more
Walking through the park called Rivierenhof, will make you discover several statues. Some of them are rather new and it is a delight to discover them, after not visiting the park for such a long time. I am talking about more then 10 years!This statue is called Romeo and Juliet. Foundest thing is just forget the rush of the buzzzy day and linger...more
I didn't had the chance to visit all the places in the park this afternoon. I hope to come back and take my bicycle with me. It is much more easy to get around because the park is not that small! Here are signs of what you should see:Rose garden ; Traffic park ;Theatre ; Fairy tale hous ;Arboretum ; Sterckhof (castle with the silver...more
Rivierenhof is a provincial park. It is located at Deurne. It has several entrances but not all are accessable by car. We parked the car at the Ruggeveldplaats.If you drive over the highway from Turnhout, direction Breda, passing Wommelgem, you will pass the park at your right hand side after a few kilometers. When you have to take a huge bend to...more