Charming Castle and Park Tivoli, Mechelen, Belgium

Address: Antwerpsesteenweg 92, 2800 Mechelen

Not far from Mechelen, in the northern direction, is the Tivoli domain. An amazingly beautiful, fulfilled with a greenery and tranquility destination, very close to the big city. Located on an area of 12 hectares, turned into a public park with free access from 1978, surrounding the magnificent castle.

In the past, the domain is called "Hof van Scheppers" and "Goed van Diepenbeeck". More than two centuries ago, in the area of the domain existed the brewery "Mechelen brouwer Corneel Scheppers". Scheppers family were the initial owners of this domain. They often traveled to Rome and the surrounding area, and after a visit to Tivoli, they were fascinated by the lush park greenery, beautifully landscaped gardens with many flowers, lakes and gushing fountains. This has led Corneel Scheppers to reconfigure his property, similar to what he has seen in Italian Tivoli. He built a large house surrounded by a ditch and an adjoining lake, additional buildings for the gardeners and the guard, greenhouses and outbuildings. His son Victor Scheppers inherited the mansion. In the meantime, he built a chapel and annex, and opened a school for the literacy of children from the nearby neighborhood, as well as for the teaching of religion. Later, the ownership was changed and the brewer Martin François Louis Van Diepenbeeck from Mechelen bought the property, in 1877.  For over a century, his family owned the domain, until 1978, when his great-grandson and heir Renée Van Diepenbeeck was died.

Since 2013, the Tivoli Castle has been concessioned and has become a meeting place for business and private events, and offers a full range of catering services. There has a restaurant, beer garden, glass-covered terrace with a café, conference and seminar rooms, as well as for wedding receptions. There is a special greenhouse where different types of flowers, spices and rare plants are grown. At the Tivoli Castle restaurant Leslie Taels, executive chef with more than 20 years of experience, will surprise you with unique recipes and high-style cuisine.

No less pleasant is a break in the park of Tivoli Castle, freely accessible for outdoor walks. A splendid century-old trees, sunny meadows, the total silence and tranquility will provide you an incredible relaxation.The park and domain are also suitable and for the children. Part of the conception of this park is the construction of a special farm where animal dwellings was built, that children can watch, to feed accompanied by their parents or farm workers. There is an all-year program that aims to educate the children in love and care for the animals and nature. The program helps children acquire habits and culture to protect the environment. In the park can be also seen the sculptural composition "Klokken in de wind" by Louis Neefs. The annual international festival "Ottertrotter" takes place in Tivoli Park for all ages endless entertainments with music, dancing and various competitions.
Since 1996, Tivoli Castle and the domain are on the list of real estate heritage in Mechelen.

Source of factology information: the Internet. My, author's text.
Photos: personal archive.

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Related links

https://www.kasteeltivoli.be/

https://www.eventonline.be/en/detail/kasteel-tivoli/

https://venues-online.com/fr/kasteel-tivoli-runions-dans-chateau-malines/