"Tervuren - A nice tram ride and a unique museum" Tervuren by deptlads

Tervuren Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 91 photos

Tervuren is one of Brussels' best kept secrets. Actually, it is not really in Brussels at all, but just the other side of the Foret de Soignes (the forest that runs around the eastern ans south-eastern edge of the city) on the way to Leuven. It is mainly known for the Musem of Central Africa which is situated here, and for the attractive parkland and forest. It is also known to many British ex-pats because the British School of Brussels is sited here (and this is where Andrew went to school in the late '70s).

The best way to get to Tervuren is by the no. 44 tram which goes from Montgomery metro station (you will need to get an extension ticket as Tervuren is outside the main Brussels fare zone). After travelling through some of Brussels' more up-market, villa-studded suburbs, the tram takes an attractive route through the forest, for much of the time on separate tracks away from the road.

The tram terminates right by the Central African Museum (which is certainly worth a visit in its own right). The park, with its extensive lawns and long ornamental canal, is just beyond the Museum. And beyond that, there is woodland, an arboretum, and the forest proper - which extends some 20 miles or so right round to Waterloo.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting tram ride and fascinating museum. Lovely parkland
  • Cons:Not much fun if the weather is bad
  • In a nutshell:It might be a little way out of the city, but the tram ride itself makes it worth it
  • Last visit to Tervuren: Mar 1998
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2004 at 12:16 PM

    Oh you made a picture of that grebes nest... I came along on one of my hikes through this nice park.

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 1:32 AM

    This is where I would live if we moved back I think, although it's a bit of a UK ghetto...:-)


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