The Rivierenhof was originally laid out in the 16th century as an outdoor residence and had several owners until the Province of Antwerp bought it in 1921. It was solemnly inaugurated in 1923 as the country's first 'provincial park' that was open for the public. The Rivierenhof is located in the Antwerp city district Deurne and is owned and managed by the Province of Antwerp. It covers an area of 135 hectares and is therefore the largest park within the territory of the city of Antwerp. In addition to several canals, the Rivierenhof includes several ponds, including some large ones.
The sports clubs, castles, the fairytale house, the children's farm, the art gallery, the playgrounds, the open-air theater, the plank path, the labyrinth, the multi-purpose sports field and the nicely set out walk path of 10 kilometers makes the park attractive for a wide variety of visitors. The extensive botanical collection of the Rivierenhof is known far beyond the national borders and can be admired in the arboretum, the azalea garden, the rose garden and throughout the park. The Rivierenhof is a lively park with an extensive educational effect on nature and the environment with numerous activities and events for young and old. There is something for everyone at the Rivierenhof.