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Hasselt Travel guide
Hasselt : Michelin's recommendations
Hasselt lies on the borders of the Kempen and Hesbaye regions. It is a busy town, growing in importance at the same rate as the region's industrial base and boasts a university campus and faculties in the east. Hasselt has been the capital of Belgian Limburg since 1839 and its bishopric, covering the province, was established in 1967. The locally-produced gin is excellent. Hendrik van Veldeke, the first known Dutch-language poet was born in the area in the 12C.
Tourist attractions Hasselt : Things to see and do
Grote-Markt B - 3500 Hasselt
Note the Sweert (Sword) half-timbered house from 1659, now housing a chemist's. St Quentin Cathedral stands nearby, with its squat 13C tower topped by an 18C spire. The nave and side aisles were built in the 15C and gradually enlarged with the ch..
Kapelstraat B - 3500 Hasselt
This 18C church houses marble sculptures from the Cistercian Herkenrode Abbey, founded in the 12C, closed in 1797, then bombed during the Second World War. The black and white marble high altar and statues of St Bernard and the Virgin Mary are by J..
Guido Gezellestraat 2 B - Hasselt
This museum is sited in a magnificent restored builing with elements from the 17C and 19C. It deals with Hasselt’s history thematically: birth and evolution of the town, links with Herkenrode abbey, art and culture, gin, ceramics, famous residents li..
Torenplein 8 B - 3500 Hasselt
Radisson Blu Hasselt is set within a 2-minute walk from the central Market Square, featuring free WiFi throughout the hotel and free access to the indoor swimming pool and the fitness centre. It also offers a restaurant and a bar. The hotel rooms ar..
Zuivelmarkt 25 B - 3500 Hasselt
Prix Prices from : 85 €
Hotel De Groene Hendrickx is located in the heart of the historical centre of Hasselt, right on the lively square of Zuivelmarkt. Guests can benefit from modern rooms, a restaurant, a bar and free WiFi throughout the hotel. All guest rooms are indiv..
Hemelrijk 15 B - 3500 Hasselt
Located in the centre of Hasselt, 't Hemelhuys combines historic charm with modern comforts to provide just 5 guest rooms, along with a warm atmosphere and a personalised service. This small hotel is beautifully decorated with natural and warm mater..
Hemelrijk 13 B - 3500 Hasselt
Pan-seared codfish with avocado, grey shrimp in lime butter or Black Angus and crispy oxtail are some of the up-to-date recipes with a classic base that will thrill your taste buds at 't Kookpunt.
Zuivelmarkt 18 B - 3500 Hasselt
You might want to come here for the setting alone - the terrace on Rue du Marché-au-Beurre is perfect for people-watching. But you'll always come back for the food, because it is above all a great brasserie!
Torenplein 8 B - 3500 Hasselt
Raamstraat 3 B - 3500 Hasselt
Three good reasons to choose this restaurant: it is lively, brightly decorated and serves well-prepared French cuisine. Whet your appetite beforehand with an aperitif at Bubbles, the champagne bar next door.
Persoonstraat 16 B - 3500 Hasselt
JER meaning Just Eat Right! Modern cuisine served in a neo-classic setting with dimmed lighting. Fireplace and candlelit atmosphere in the dining area; leafy terrace at the back.
St-Jozefstraat 10 B - 3500 Hasselt