Deurne Neighbourhood Walk (Self Guided), Antwerp

Visit the Silver Museum at Sterckshof castle to learn more about the art and technology of silver. See the City Hall, enjoy a meal at Rivierenhof Castle, enjoy a game with the Phantoms hockey team and much more in the beautiful neighborhood of Duerne.
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Deurne Neighbourhood Walk Map

Guide Name: Deurne Neighbourhood Walk
Guide Location: Belgium » Antwerp (See other walking tours in Antwerp)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Author: mary
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Sporthal Arena
  • Districtshuis
  • Rivierenhof Castle
  • Rivierenhof Garden
  • Deurne Ice Skating Club
Sporthal Arena

1) Sporthal Arena

Sporthal Arena, an indoor sports venue built in 1966, has a capacity of 2,100. Major renovations took place between 2008 and 2009. The basketball club, the Antwerp Diamond Giants, used the arena before moving to the Lotto Arena. It hosted the 1971 FIBA European Champions cup final in which CSKA Moscow defeated Ignis Varese 67-53 and the 1975 final of the same competition in which Ignis Varese defeated Real Madrid 79-66.
Sight description based on wikipedia

2) Districtshuis

Districtshuis, the City Hall of Deurne, is the first point of contact for its citizens. Since political decentralization in 2001, it has played an important role in the district's life. Districtshuis manages the local streets, cultural festivals, sports, youth and senior activities and communications for the community.
Rivierenhof Castle

3) Rivierenhof Castle

Both the Sterckshof and Rivierenhof Castle make for a perfect trip with friends and family on a warm summer’s day. If you enjoy picnics, greenery with a backdrop from the medieval era, the Rivierenhof Castle is the place to be.

A popular destination for the locals on weekends, the Rivierenhof Castle is the perfect excuse for a long bike ride. Sharing the same history as the Sterckshof, the Rivierenhof Castle is equally splendid and worth a visit.

During the middle ages, the grounds that now hold the Rivierenhof Castle were a lush green farm land in the outskirts of the city. The farm land known as Hooftvunder soon grew to become the largest farm in the region. While the turn of the century saw a part of the farm sold to the Stercks, a wealthy banker family, the other part of it was purchased by yet another wealthy merchant who built a gorgeous country house and an orchard.

As years passed by, the land was purchased by the Cogel Family who built, in place of the country house, an elaborate and opulent castle that stands to this day. Around this Castle was maintained a beautiful garden, which has now become the largest park in Antwerp.
Rivierenhof Garden

4) Rivierenhof Garden

Rivierenhof Garden, Antwerp’s largest park, houses the Sterckshof Museum and castle, several sports fields, an amphitheater, the family farm Schranshoeve, a beautiful rose garden designed in 1926, the Witches Tale House, chess tables and more. It is a great place to have fun with the entire family.
Deurne Ice Skating Club

5) Deurne Ice Skating Club

Phantoms Hockey Club Antwerp was founded in the summer of 1972, called the DISC (Deurne Ice Skating Club) Phantoms. The name was adopted by Ludo Peleman and pilot Axl Peleman in honor of the F4 Phantom fighter jet. Nowadays, this is a great place for ice skating for all ages.

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