Tivoli park was once the grounds of a castle barely two kilometres from the historic centre of Mechelen. These days you can enjoy a quiet stroll here across the large expanses of grass, past ancient trees, a highly-scented rose garden, a herb garden and other delightful nooks.
Now pure white again, in 1990 the famous Belgian artist Jan Fabre wrapped the castle in sheets of paper covered with ballpoint lines for which 150,000 blue pens were required! Since 1991 the mansion has housed a catering establishment specializing in parties, seminars and the like.
Drinks, snacks and lunches are served to the general public in the adjoining orangery.
Small children will love meeting a whole variety of farm animals on the children's farm, some of which (goats, ducks, etc.) are threatened Flemish species. There is a varied programme for groups and schools and the experienced nature guides have put together themed walks for the different age groups. Other attractions include the large bee colony and the educational nature trail where signs draw your attention to aspects of the park's history, fauna and flora.
The park and playground are open daily from 8am until sunset.
Partly accessible by wheelchair
The hiking trails are paved. You will also find plenty of benches and picnic areas.
For more information about access, feel free to contact the relevant venue.
Private parking or garage
Antwerpsesteenweg 94, 2800 Mechelen