Tervuren Park, in the northeast tip of Soignes Forest, was once a hunting ground treasured by the Flemish nobility. In modern times, it is a forest punctuated by occasional lakes and sculpted landscaping. Teruven holds the Royal Museum of Africa, commissioned by the Belgian monarch King Leopold II, who colonized the Congo.
Tervuren has 20,000 residents, and is located immediately to the east of Brussels.
Duisburg and Vossem are boroughs within the municipal district of Tervuren.