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
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).
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.
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..