Rivierenhof Travel Guide

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Rivierenhof Things to Do

  • Did I ever promised you a rosegarden?

    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...

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  • The chess tables

    In the park you will find some recreation park where you can have your picknick... or...play a game of chess on one of for that occasion designed picknick chess tables.

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  • The witches house

    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)3/324.82.70

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  • Family farm The Schranshoeve

    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.

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  • The traffic park

    When I was a kid I just loved this kind of traffic parks.The main thing is to educate you the basic trafic rules of course! First rule is: the street is no playschool...but thenwhat if a playschool becomes a street... or traffic park? :)

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  • Sterckshof helpful personel

    The personel at Sterckshof were very helpful with providing information.They even gave me an (older) edition of the catalogue. We were lucky, that day the admittance was free!And their smile was free too!

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  • The Rose Garden

    Beautiful roses in the Rose Garden is the "must see" of the Rivierenhof Park. Make sure that your visit is in the beginning of june. It's the best time to enjoy the beauty of the roses....

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  • The Rose Garden

    When you happen to be in the neighbourhood of Antwerp in the month of June, it is also worth to pay a visit to the Rose garden in 't Rivierenhof.It is somehow a hidden corner. I didn't know there was one.

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  • Festival of the roses

    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...

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Rivierenhof Restaurants

  • A taverne ...

    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).

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  • Cross the road !

    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.

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Rivierenhof Transportation

  • Getting there and getting around

    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...

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  • To get there by car

    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...

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Rivierenhof Local Customs

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    by irisbe Written Jul 6, 2003

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    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.

    A Saturday evening Summer program
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Rivierenhof Off The Beaten Path

  • Statues in the park: Atlas

    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...

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  • The Jesuit stone

    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...

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  • Statues in the park

    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...

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  • All the things to see and visit!

    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...

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  • Location plan of the park

    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...

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