Limburg

Hasselt

Hasselt
The Essential
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Hasselt

Het Stadsmus Museum
Het Stadsmus Museum
This museum is sited in a magnificent
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Musée national du Genièvre
Musée national du Genièvre
This museum is set up in a former
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Japanese Garden of Hasselt Japanese Garden of Hasselt
Japanese Garden of Hasselt
This charming garden was created with
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Fashion Museum of Hasselt
Fashion Museum of Hasselt
This museum, housed in a former 17C
Grand-Place
Grand-Place
Note the Sweert (Sword) half-timbered
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Hasselt Begijnhof
Hasselt Begijnhof
The garden of this former begijnhof is
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