Things to see and do - Tienen
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Tienen Travel guide
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Tirlemont, in the agricultural region of Hageland or «hedge country», used to be a drapers' town. It is now a centre of trade, lying at the intersection of road and rail links. It is also an important centre for the sugar industry.
Tourist attractions Tienen : Things to see and do
Grote Markt B - 3300 Tienen
This Brabant Gothic stone church stands on the huge main square. The nave was never built. Note the fine portals by Jan van Osy (1360).
B - 3300 Tienen
This is a hilltop former 12C four-towered Romanesque basilica. The biggest tower was given a 54-chime carillon in the 18C (summer concerts). The interior is Gothic.
B - 3300 Tienen
On the right, at nos 19 and 21, stand the fine Flemish Renaissance Van Ranst houses.
Leuvensestraat 95 B - 3300 Tienen
Alpha Hotel is located in the centre of Tienen, within 5 minutes’ walking from the Tienen trainstation. It features compact rooms with flat-screen TV. Box-spring bedding, a work desk and a private bathroom with free toiletries are standard for each ..
Kapucijnenstraat 75 B - 3300 Tienen
Jean-François van Vlemmeren makes exquisite French food, giving pride of place to fish, which he prepares expertly. His wife extends a warm welcome in the stylish, contemporary setting.
Broekstraat 9 B - 3300 Tienen
Bart de Bondt is a master when it comes to taste and the young chef has no qualms about reinterpreting classical recipes. Try the market menu, which is a perfect blend of choice and quality. Characterful house whose plush decor does not prevent a rel..