The Brussels Gate is a relic of the nineteenth-century town walls. Under Dutch rule (1815-1830) Dendermonde was a fortified town with gates, barracks, bastions and moats. This gate, which dates from 1822, is built of white brick and bluestone in Neo-Classical style. It has been restored to its original state and is now the entrance to the park. The park itself is also a remnant of the former ramparts.