Enter the green oasis at the end of our street. Leopold Park is surely one of the most beautiful in Belgium, laid out in the model of an English park with serpentine lake, bridges, shaded pathways and formal flower beds. Concerts are regularly held at the beautiful wooden bandstand.
The lake is the heart of the park. Fed by the Maalbeek stream with many rare trees we can watch the mallards, moorhens, Egyptian geese and rose-ringed parakeets who make it their home for hours.
Installed in 1933, the floral clock is particularly photogenic with golden clock hands and some 20,000 plants. During summer months the gardeners change the date, made of flowers, daily.
Follow the sculpture tail through the greenery and visit the impressive range of statutes. Just outside the park the Leopold II-laan curves around Oostende: De Zee (The Sea), more commonly known as Dikke Mathilde (Fat Matilda). Catch a glimpse of the lioness resting with her cub on the old city walls or the four bronze heads in the lake by the fountain which give a certain mysterious and poetic dimension to the area.