Park and gardens
The Museum Garden offers an impressive overview of traditional and often very rare fruit and vegetable species, linked to various ingenious pruning shapes, the so-called espaliered fruit. The garden also includes the early baroque walled French garden with its double staircase and panoramic view of the castle.
More information on: https://www.natuurenbos.be/museumgarden
Tickets can be bought online: https://museumtuin.i-reserve.net/
From 1 May to 30 September, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From October 1 to October 31, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The garden is closed every Monday and Tuesday, except on public holidays.
Standard: € 5
Concessions: € 4 - students / European Youth Card under 26, 60+, disabled, visitors Botanic Garden Meise, Davidsfonds (max. 2 persons), Fedplus (max. 2 persons), Gezinsbond, Herita, teacher's card, Knack Club (max. 2 persons) and OKV Museumkaart
Free: -18, National Trust and supervisors of disabled
Together with the guide, discover the different parts of the Museum garden: the orchards, small fruit garden, vegetable garden, shadow garden and ornamental garden. You will learn about forgotten fruits and vegetables and learn more about the ingenious pruning and slate shapes that you can admire in the garden. Through anecdotes about the history of the region and the Flemish gardeners and fruit growers you will be taken along in a fascinating and educational story.
From July 1, guided tours are possible for groups of up to 10 people. So keep in mind that you may need to book several guides for your group. A tour for your group takes an hour and a half and costs € 60 per guide + an entrance ticket per visitor. The level of the tour is always adjusted to your group. You pay the cost of the guide together with the entrance tickets before the start of the tour at the reception of Gaasbeek Castle. Reservation is mandatory and must be submitted 2 weeks in advance.
Gaasbeek Castle lies at the heart of an extensive park (49 hectare) that was laid out in the seventeenth century already. It has both impressive avenues and narrow winding paths. It probably has the tallest beech trees in Belgium!
As you walk you will come across several historical buildings that are connected to the Castle: the Chapel of St Gertrude with the altarpiece by Gerard Seghers, the baroque pavilion with its unique stucco ceiling, the neo-Gothic barn, the octagonal pavilion or gunpowder magazine, the classicistic triumphal arc that was constructed in honour of Napoleon, and the former porter's house (currently Graaf van Egmond brasserie). The domain also has three large lakes.
An ideal spot to relax!
- The park is open everyday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (from 1 November to 31 March until 5 p.m.).
- The park is managed by the Agency for Nature and Forests. More information: www.natuurenbos.be/kasteelparkgaasbeek or anb(a)vlaanderen.be.
Attention! The park is closed during stormy weather!