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  • 1 Béguinage Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings


    This 13C Beguine convent is one of the largest in Belgium. Its Baroque entrance (1671) is adorned with a niche housing a Virgin and Child. The 90 current buildings, ornamented with gables and niches, date from the 17C and 18C. The former Apostelen co..

  • 2 Stadsmuseum De Hofstadt Interesting

    Museums and art

    The Town Hall crypt setting enhances the museum's appeal. Under 14C red sandstone Gothic vaulting, note a 15C painting on wood depicting the Last Judgement, the replica of a famous marble statue of the Virgin and Child and 15C-16C armour. The Romanes..

  • 3 Léopoldvest

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This boulevard runs along the ramparts and provides a fine view of the Beguine convent. Its gardens can be seen behind the brick enclosure, with tall-roofed houses beyond. Then, note the 18C standard wooden mill called the Lindenmolen, which came fro..

  • 4 H. Verstappenplein

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This square provides the main entrance to Warande Park, which lies on the hill where a castle once stood and was the former hunting ground of the princes of Orange. It is overlooked by their mansion, flanked with a turret (1516).

  • 5 St-Sulpitiuskerk

    Religious buildings


    The successive stages of construction of this church (14C-16C) can be seen in the juxtaposition of local coal sandstone (chancel and nave) and white stone (unfinished 16C tower). The "Mosterdpot" steeple features a 32-chime carillon. Inside..

  • 6 Main Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The church of St Sulpitius and St Denis stands in the middle of this pretty square, lined with 17C and 18C houses and an 18C neo-Classical town hall.

  • 7 Lakenhal

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The 14C cloth hall façade was rebuilt in the 19C and a 15C cannon, the Holle Griet was placed in front of it. The old façade is on the other side of the building. Note the two picturesque 15C corbelled houses, 't Dambord and Het Fortuyn, at the junct..

  • 8 Almshouses of Diest

    Religious buildings


    On the right, near a canal, a few metres along Demerstraat are the 16C sandstone and stone Tongerlo Abbey almshouses, Het Spijker. The 15C Averborde almshouses are hidden by foliage a little further along. The outbuildings date from the 20C.

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