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Hasselt Travel guide
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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
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
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..
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..
Maastrichterstraat 48 B - 3500 Hasselt
Set in a historical townhouse in the centre of Hasselt within an easy walking distance from the shopping streets and Market Square, the small-scale Hotel Het Menneke offers air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi and a bar. Fitted with wooden floors, the r..
Zuivelmarkt 25 B - 3500 Hasselt
Prix Prices from : 95 €
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..
Torenplein 8 B - 3500 Hasselt
Prix Prices from : 93 €
Radisson Blu Hotel, 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..
Lombaardstraat 12 B - 3500 Hasselt
Nano cannot be faulted for its generous welcome. Whether it is Marijn's delicious culinary repertory, that mingle classical and modern inspirations (treat yourself to the three course menu), or Peter's excellent selection of wines, it is clear that t..
Luikersteenweg 358 B - 3500 Hasselt
Chef Bellings' establishment is the epitome of modern, stylish elegance including a view of the kitchen. Beautifully presented dishes, each with a generous portion of creativity. Each flavour astounds and complements the other, making every mouthful ..
Sint-Jozefsstraat 10 B - 3500 Hasselt
Fresh and light are adjectives that perfectly describe both the interior and the cuisine of this welcoming brasserie. The chef rustles up authentic dishes based on classical flavours. Delicious!
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.
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.