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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
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..
Witte Nonnenstraat 19 B - 3500 Hasselt
This museum is set up in a former convent farmhouse converted into a gin factory in 1803. It has resumed gin production using 19C techniques. The tour takes you through the former stables to the kiln. Note the ground floor steam machine running the m..
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 chance..
Zuivelmarkt 25 B - 3500 Hasselt
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..
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 roof-top bar with panora..
St-Jozefstraat 10 B - 3500 Hasselt
Luikersteenweg 358 B - 3500 Hasselt
Traditional French villa modernised for the pleasure of true gourmets. Find a contemporary decor dotted with works of art, an open-view kitchen and delicious, creative dishes. Solicitous service from aperitif to coffee.
Hemelrijk 13 B - 3500 Hasselt
This historic city centre building is home to a restaurant that mingles designer and traditional details, with the bonus of a pleasant terrace. The modern cuisine will set your taste buds tingling: tuna tartare with avocado, wasabi sweets and spinach..
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.
Wimmertingenstraat 76 B - 3501 Wimmertingen
Before creating the Vous lé Vous (say it out loud to appreciate the pun - voulez vous), Giovani Oosters was Peter Goosens' sous-chef at the Hof Van Cleve. Here he signs well-balanced dishes subtly mingling traditional and more unusual recipes. The ol..
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.