Herkenrode abbey in Hasselt

Herkenrode abbey in Hasselt In and around the old farmsteads of Herkenrode Abbey there is a great deal to see and do. Visit the visitors’ centre, or go on a walk or a bike trip to explore the magnificent countryside around the abbey. Bikes are available for hire. The contemporary herb garden measures 2 hectares. […]

Hasselt, home of the real jenever

Did you know that in the 19th century the average Belgian drank 9,5 litres of jenever every year? And jenever still remains popular to this day! With the yearly jenever festival and a local jenever museum, Hasselt still has a special bond with this local product. Jenever exists in multiple forms, ranging from grain jenever […]

Relax during a walk in the Japanese garden

Hasselt is home to the largest Japanese Garden in Europe, which opened in 1992. Designed and planted by visiting Japanese craftsmen according to traditional principles, the garden is at its most spectacular in the spring, when dozens of cherry trees bloom. Hanami, the annual cherry blossom festival, is marked by special events like tea ceremonies, […]

Welcome to Hasselt

Hasselt is the capital city of the Belgian province of Limburg. It has 76.000 inhabitants and seven boroughs. The city boasts countless shops, as well as museums, cultural activities, excellent eateries and welcoming accommodation. Everything is within walking distance. Hasselt was the very first city to be crowned ‘City of Happiness’, and it is also […]