Created in 1911 as Anderlecht Park, Astrid Park has paid tribute to Queen Astrid by bearing her name since 1935, the year of her death. This green space was designed in 1926 by landscape architect Jules Buyssens.
The hilly terrain offers breathtaking views of the park's various areas. It's home to the Queen Fabiola Pavilion, the Aubette des Pêcheurs and Anderlecht football club (RSCA).
Visit Erasmus House and the Beguinage near Astrid Park. The former is one of Brussels' oldest Gothic houses, where the humanist Erasmus lived in the 16th century. Discover Gothic and Renaissance furniture and the intellectual world of that period. The Beguinage presents the history of Anderlecht and the former life of the beguines. Admire the collegiate church of Saints-Peter-and-Guy from its garden.
For a gourmet break, head to Friture René and the C'est si bon bakery.
Location: Astrid Park, 1070 Anderlecht