NOTE: This is part 2 of 7 in our series about the Promenade Verte, the “Green Path” around Brussels. You can find general information and links to all other parts on this page.
Start: Schaerbeek Gare (buses 59, 69, tram 92, railway connection)
Finish: Hof Ten Berg/Blvd de Woluwe (buses 42, 79)
Highlights: Schaerbeek Station, Brussels Cemetery, Parc de Rodebeek incl. the Musée Comuunal de Woluwe St. Lambert.
Should I walk all of it? Yes!
The official brochure ends Part 1 of the Promenade Verte in the middle of schaerbeek, so in their book, this is where Part 2 picks up. We decided to use Scharbeek Gare as the connecting point of parts 1&2, since it is easily accessible via public transport.
So we start at Schaerbeek Gare, where the route takes us along a rather dull street into what looks like a dubious corner of the city. Don’t worry – this grey part is soon over and you will find yourself in Parc Walckiers, which – although pretty close to the train tracks – is very green and nice to walk through.
The next pretty stretch is just (a couple of times) around the corner: The Promenade Verte takes you through another park and then along the walls of Brussels’ Cemetery. At the end you may ask yourself if you have missed a turn – just keep walking the few 100 meters through this industrial area until you get to the front gates of the cemetery.
The last highlight in this part is the Parc de Roodebeek, which is also home to the Communal Museum of Woluwe St. Lambert. Even if you don’t go inside, you will enjoy the nice garden around it, where you will see birds, donkeys and goats.