Josaphat Park is Schaerbeek's green lung and a favourite among the inhabitants of Brussels. According to legend, in the 16th century, a Brussels resident returning from the Holy Land was struck by the park's resemblance to the Valley of Jehoshaphat near Jerusalem, which gave the Park its biblical name.
Many activities are organised here: concerts, nature walks, discovery tours, etc. During your walk, admire busts of writers and artists and sculptures inspired by mythology or fairy tales. Discover the Love Fountain or the Trinkhall pavilion, a former castle and hotel-café-restaurant.
A stone’s throw from the park you’ll find Autrique House, the former private residence of Eugène Autrique, which was built in the Art Nouveau style by Victor Horta in the 19th century and is now a museum.
For a sweet break, head to Boentje Café, a zero-waste coffee house that prepares homemade dishes and desserts using local and seasonal products. Close by is Bar de la Mule, where you can enjoy typical German and organic beers made by Brasserie de la Mule.
Location: Josaphat Park, 1030 Schaerbeek