This big green area with a theatre, a cinema, an exhibition space and an events stage, bears the proud name of Culture Park Western Gas Factory (Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek). What originally was a small 19th century neighbourhood park, has been united with the vast area of the defunct municipal gas installations.
While the old Westerpark feels like a regular small park with a few bronze sculptures and lots of green, the newly added Westergasfabriek is more of an experimental suburbia. Young public and an avant-garde atmosphere. Certainly interesting, when you have a particular event in mind.
People can spread picnic blankets on sunny days in the park. A peaceful abode, its romantic centrepiece is a pond with a fountain, surrounded by benches and framed by centenarian trees and willows that rake at the ground.