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Middelheim is an outdoor art museum with cool modern pieces. It’s where art meets nature. There’s also a neat place to eat in Nachtengalenpark with an awesome playground. It’s a mix of fun and learning!
Modern Art Open Air Museum
You can hang out for hours at the outdoor modern art museum. There are amazing sculptures everywhere you look!
There are also two small indoor spaces
You can get a map of the park at the indoor spaces or you can download the app here.
Nachtegalen Park is the collective name for the parks Vogelzang, Den Brandt and Middelheim.
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There is a brasserie with a big playground with sand at Nachtengalenpark. There is a small toddler section and many options for older kids.
This is the toddler section, which is right in front of the brasserie.
Beukenlaan 12-14, 2020 Antwerpen
There are also a couple of cafés in the parks. Murni Wilrijk café is in park Den Brandt, right next to Middelheim, with a castle and some restaurants.
Exact spot here
-A small castle, where the museum shop and the MIKA café is
-Free entrance (both indoor and outdoor spaces)
-No need to reserve to visit the park
-Online reservation for the indoor spaces here
-Dogs allowed on a leash at the park, not allowed at the playground
-Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
-Toilets at the indoor spaces
Where to park
Parking (free, open space, many places)
Middelheimlaan, 2020 Antwerpen
There are also paid parking places:
Q-Park Middelheim – P2
Almost 40 minutes drive from Schuman, Brussels
Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Antwerpen
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