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Skate Boarding in Skate Bowl in Park Spoor Noord, Antwerp, Flanders Belgium

Terrain length:
1000 m²/10764 ft²
Features:
Full pipe, pool with coping, spine, slanted wall, a 6 feet (1.8 meters) roll-in
Type:
concrete, outdoor
Entrance fee:
No
Antwerp is the northernmost province of both Belgium and the Flemish Region (Flanders). Clockwise from the north, it borders with North Brabant province of the Netherlands and also the Belgian provinces of Limburg, Flemish Brabant and East Flanders. Capital city is Antwerp which comprises the port of Antwerp. Antwerp is known for its chemical, diamond, paper, metallurgy, glass, dynamite, textile and tobacco industries.

In Antwerp, one big sport attraction is a magnificent skate bowl in the Park Spoor Noord. In November 2007, this amazing park has opened its gates for the public. It was officially the first bit off and it was immediately put into use.

Meanwhile, the bowl which was designed and built by the U. S. Team Pain has become very popular and skateboarders from all directions come to show off their skills. The skate bowl is about 1000 m² / 10764 ft² and offers the first full pipe in the Benelux.

It is a kind of concrete tunnel where only daredevils can ride. Team Pain worked on the structure for four months and is fully implemented in seamless concrete. Furthermore, the skate bowl consists of spine, a pool with coping, a roll-in of approximately 6 ft / 1.8 m high, a slanted wall and even more.

The jewel of the skate bowl remains the full pipe though and that only can be a reason enough to go there as a skateboarder or even as a spectator. Don’t miss it!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Leper
80.1 miles (130 km), 1 hour 19 mins
Head south on Patersstraat toward Seminariestraat. Continue onto De Montstraat. Continue onto Arsenaalstraat. Continue onto Wateringsstraat. Continue onto Kanonweg. Turn right onto Rijselstraat/N336. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Zuiderring/N37 Continue to follow N37 Go through 2 roundabouts. Turn right to merge onto A19 toward Kortrijk/Menen/Gent/Rijsel/E17/A17/Brugge/Lille. Take exit Kortrijk-Zuid to merge onto R8 toward Kortrijk-Centrum. Take the exit onto E17 toward R8/Gent. At the interchange Antwerpen-West, keep right and follow signs for Breda/Luik/Brussel/Antwerpen-Centrum/Ring Antwerpen/Haven 1-499. Merge onto E34. At the interchange 5a-Antwerpen-Centrum, keep right and follow signs for Boom/Hoboken/A12. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Antwerpen-Centrum and merge onto N113. Continue straight onto Frankrijklei/N1. Turn left onto Maria-Henriëttalei/N184. Continue onto Bourlastraat. Continue onto Leopoldstraat. Continue onto Komedieplaats. Turn right onto Huidevettersstraat. Turn left onto Meirbrug. Turn right onto Eiermarkt
BY CAR FROM Liege
78.5 miles (126 km), 1 hour 19 mins
Head west on Rue Armand Stouls toward Quai Orban/N90. Take the 1st right onto Quai Orban/N90. Continue to follow N90. Slight left onto Quai Longdoz. Continue onto Quai Bonaparte. Continue onto Quai du Roi Albert/N90. Continue onto A25. At the interchange Cheratte, keep right and follow signs for E40/E25 toward E313/Bruxelles/Anvers/Luxembourg/Ring. Take the exit toward E313/Anvers/Hasselt. Merge onto A601. Take the exit onto E313 This road is temporarily closed. At the interchange 17-Antwerpen-Oost, keep left and follow signs for Antwerpen-Centrum/Borgerhout. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Deurne Noord/Singel Noord/Centrum and merge onto Karel Geertsstraat/N12 Continue to follow N12. Continue onto Kipdorpbrug. Slight left onto Lange Nieuwstraat. Continue onto Korte Nieuwstraat Turn left onto Sudermanstraat
BY AIR
Antwerp International Airport,
3.1 miles (6.3 km)
BY TRAIN

Iron Rhine, at its Dutch part, connects Antwerp with the German Ruhr area and runs from the Belgian border via Budel, Weert and Roermond to Vlodrop and the German border. The railroads connect the major cites of the province, such as Antwerp, Mechelen, Herentals, Turnhout and Mol. The Iron Rhine connects Antwerp with Mönchengladbach in Germany. The new High Speed Train connects Antwerpen-Centraal railway station with Brussels (HSL 4) and Amsterdam (HSL-Zuid) at high speed. So take a train from almost anywhere in Europe and disembark at the Antwerpen-Centraal railway station.

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