Things to see and do - Hasselt
Unmissable tourist sites
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..
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..
Sint-Jozefsstraat 2 B - 3500 Hasselt
Located along the Green Boulevard of Hasselt, this hotel offers spacious guest rooms, free Wi-Fi access throughout the property and an à la carte restaurant. Hassotel is a 600-metre walk from the central Market Square. All rooms at the Hassotel come..
Leopoldplein 1 B - 3500 Hasselt
Prix Prices from : 60 €
Century offers rooms in an historic building in the city centre, only 5 minutes’ walk from the Grote Markt. It features a unique double-floored heated terrace overlooking the picturesque street. Guests at The Century can benefit from air-conditioned..
St-Jozefstraat 10 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.
Torenplein 8 B - 3500 Hasselt
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..
Lombaardstraat 12 B - 3500 Hasselt
This 'nano' style restaurant nonetheless offers guests a maximum of friendliness and fine food. The two highly experienced owners are masters in the art of culinary persuasion. Marijn mingles classicism with innovation in the kitchen (his three servi..
Zuivelmarkt 18 B - 3500 Hasselt
You might want to come here for the setting alone - the terrace on Zuivelmarkt is perfect for people-watching. But you'll always come back for the food, because it is above all a great brasserie!