Group visits 2018 - time to enjoy - Visit Hasselt

Group visits 2018 - time to enjoy - Visit Hasselt
Group Visits 2018

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Group visits 2018 - time to enjoy - Visit Hasselt
Only in 2018


                                                                                                                                                                      Hiking in the Land of Loon
                                                                                                                                                                      Hasselt is one of the ten cities of the County of Loon and it
                                                                                                                                                                      was the seat of the County of Loon, a territory roughly the

                                                                         Contents                                                                                     size of current Limburg. The Stadsmus museum illustrates
                                                                                                                                                                      this fascinating history with a number of remarkable items.
                                                                                                                                                                      Then the guide will take you in tow through the city centre.
                                                                                                                                                                      Throughout the year, on request
                                                                         3 | Only in 2018                                                                             Price guide: €70 (max. 20 persons)
                                                                                                                                                                      Duration: 2 hours.
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                                                                         		museums                                                                                    Tip! In the autumn of 2018,
                                                                                                                                                                      Alden Biesen will launch an exhibition
     2018: A special year                                                                                                                                             about 1,000 years of the Land of Loon.
     for a special city
     Welcome to Hasselt. City of fashion, city of jenever, shopping
     paradise, the first City of Happiness, and according to hotel
     comparison website Trivago, sixth best city in Belgium for an
                                                                         30 | Food & Drink                                                                                                                            Tip
     overnight stay.                                                     		VIP                                                                                                                                     Combine
                                                                                                                                                                                                             your visit to Hasselt
     2018 will be an exceptional year. And that is no coincidence.       		FOODIES
                                                                                                      Exhibitions in 2018                                      legend of symbols                              with a guided walk
     Because in 2018 we celebrate the 1,000 year anniversary of          		JENEVER                                                                                                                           through other cities
     the Land of Loon. Hasselt was one of the most important                                          In 2018, some extraordinary temporary exhibitions will     Only in 2018                                      of Loon.
                                                                         		beers                      take place in Hasselt. From fashion, to literature and
     cities of the County of Loon. Therefore, the Stadsmus                                                                                                       Wheelchair accessible
     museum is paying special attention to the history of Loon           		RESTaurants                art. Scan the brochure for this icon:
                                                                                                                                                                 Also possible in the evening
     this year.
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     'Theater op de Markt' the summer outdoor theatre festival
                                                                         		 by bike
     that has chosen the city of Hasselt as its niche. In August,
     the city is bustling with creativity, treating us to surprising     		 by coach
     performances and concerts in the open air. From spectacular
     entertainment to comic circus theatre and stunning music.           42 | Stay
                                                                                                           RELAX                            DINE
     As you can see, 2018 is the perfect year for a group outing or
     a stay in our beautiful capital. Do not hesitate and just come
                                                                                                                                                                                Vastly varied
                                                                         44 |	Practical Information
     by. Hasselt looks forward to pampering you.                                                                                                                                Looking for that perfect spot to do
                                                                         		INFO                                                                                                 business away from the office? You’ll
     So do not hesitate and let us inspire you with this brochure.                                                                                                              find vastly varied option in Hasselt when
                                                                                                                                                                                it comes to meeting, eating, relaxing,
     Our tourism staff will gladly help you to put together your ideal
                                                                                                                                                                                and overnight stays.
     group outing. From a day trip to a 48-hour stay. Because
     Hasselt also has a large number of comfortable, stylish, and                                                                                                               Discover what Hasselt has to offer by
     welcoming hotels and accommodation.                                                                                                                                        contacting

     Do not resist the temptation of exploring together, partying,                                         STAY
     team building, unwinding or simply ... enjoying. We will
                                                                                                           THE                              MEET
     welcome you with open arms.

     Karolien Mondelaers                      Nadja Vananroye
     Tourism Alderman Hasselt                 Mayor

                                                                                                        A5 FLYER.indd 3                                                                                                     3/08/17 14:54

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                                                           Hasselt Fashion Museum

                                                      The Vulgar:
                                                      Fashion Redefined
                                                      30 SEPTEMBER 2017 UNTIL 14 January 2018
                                                      This unique exhibition explores the boundaries between
                                                      good taste and bad taste in fashion. By means of fashion
                                                      objects through five hundred years of history – from the
                                                      Renaissance until today – we follow the evolution of
                                                      vulgarity. How do you feel about good and bad taste in

                                                      Forever Young
                                                      10 FEBRUARY UNTIL 10 JUNE 2018
                                                      Is fashion Forever Young? Contemporary designers are
                                                      actually devoting entire collections to the concept of
                                                      youth. Think about Raf Simons, or fashion icons like
                                                      Kate Moss and Iris Apfel who look forever young. This
                                                      provocative exhibition scrutinises the quest for eternal
                                                      youth, identity and gender. This offers you an original
                                                      view on kids' and teens' fashion from the 18th century

     Hasselt Fashion Museum
     This fashion museum is a must for any true
     fashion enthusiast. In the atmospheric
     spaces of the former 17th-century monastery,
     temporary exhibitions will put you completely                      How about combining
     under the spell of contemporary and past                         all the Hasselt highlights
     fashion phenomena. The architecture is                           in a single-day package?
     stylish too: from the striking glass canopy to                 Tourist Information Hasselt
     the atmospheric attic with its wooden beams.                      will gladly put together
                                                                     a customised programme.
     Group visits with guide                                       Please make your request via
     Throughout the year, even outside the                     
     regular opening hours (on request)
     Group prices: €6 pp
     Guide: €70 (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                                                                               Hasselt Fashion Museum
     Duration: 1.5 hours.
                                                                               Gasthuisstraat 11
                                                                    fo         3500 Hasselt
                                                                               +32 11 23 96 21

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                                                   Jenever Museum

                                                                           In the mid-19th century, there
                                                                           were dozens of jenever distilleries
                                                                           in Hasselt. Today, Hasselt is still
                                                                           the Jenever City par excellence.
                                                                           How do you serve and store
                                                                           this delicious drink? Who invented
                                                                           it? Why is jenever called jenever?
                                                                           This museum will turn you into
                                                                           a jenever expert. In the tasting
                                                                           room, you will get to find out what
                                                                           your favourite jenever flavour is.

                                                                           The story
                                                                           behind the bottle
                                                                           general tour
                                                                           A connoisseur/guide will tell you
                                                                           all about the production process
                                                                           and the history of jenever. You
                                                                           listen, watch, smell, feel and ...

                                                                             All group visits with guide

                                                                             Throughout the year,
                                                                             even outside the regular
                                                                             opening hours (on request)
                                                                             Group prices including
                                                                             consumption: €5 pp
                                                                             Price after 16h15: €10 pp
                                                                             (min. €150)
                                                                             Price guide: €70
                                                                             (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                                                                             Partially wheelchair accessible
                                                                             Duration: 1.5 hours.

     Jenever on Canvas –
     A selection from our own art collection
     4 FEBRUARY UNTIL 01 JULY 2018
     Images of cosy nights at the inn, fun drinking scenes,
     atmospheric café interiors ... but also poignant drunk scenes.           Jenever Museum
     The Jenever Museum collects paintings by well-known and                  Witte Nonnenstraat 19
     lesser-known artists. Now the museum exhibits part of its        fo      3500 Hasselt
     art collection.                                                          +32 11 23 98 60

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                                                  Herkenrode Abbey Site

                       Once upon a time, the Herkenrode Abbey was the wealthiest women's abbey in the Low Countries.
                           Today, the historic buildings have been beautifully restored. An interactive museum and
                            a fascinating exhibition will completely immerse you in the history of this unique site.

                Interactive Museum                                        Exhibition Herkenrode
                600 years of women                                        Monastery Site
                The intriguing history of 600 years of women in this      In the 16th-century basements of the monastery, you
                monastery: in this Interactive Museum, it all comes       will become acquainted with the 900-year history of
                to life. A guide will tell you the captivating story of   the Order of the Holy Sepulchre: ‘From Jerusalem to
                the influence of the abbey on the growth of Hasselt.      Herkenrode’. Captivating and surprising.

                Group visits with guide                                   Group visits with guide
                Throughout the year during opening hours.                 Every day between 10h00 and 17h00,
                Group prices: €4 pp                                       except Mondays. Closed in January.
                Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers. per guide)                Group prices: €1 pp
                Reservations:                         Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours.                                  Reservations:
                                                                          Duration: 1,5 hours.
                Would you like to visit the Herb and Inspiration
                Garden too? Check out 'Zen' on page 16
                and discover the combined ticket.

                                                                                                         Hiking and Cycling
                                                                                          Herkenrode Abbey Site is located in
                                                                                   'De Wijers', a beautiful nature reserve with
                                   Tasty tip!                                       over 1000 ponds. Explore it via one of the
                                                                                         many walking routes that start here.
                             How about exploring
                         the Herkenrode Abbey Site                                                   Or rent a bike for a ride on
                         and the surrounding nature                                                   the cycle route network.
                        reserve with some delicacies                                                       More information on
                            along the way? Do not                                                     bike rental: see page 44.
                           hesitate and grab a bite
                             of the Delicacy Walk
                                  on page 32.                                                    Herkenrode Abbey Site
                                                                                                 Herkenrodeabdij 4
                                                                                     fo          3511 Hasselt (Kuringen)
                                                                                                 +32 11 23 96 70

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                                                                                                                                                                                                   villa verbeelding

                                                                                                                                                          Step into Villa Verbeelding and discover a world of words and images. In this white mansion with atmospheric rooms,
                                                                                                                                                      the marvellous worlds of the books come to life. Descend into the dark world of the coal mines or follow the path of the book.
                                                                                                                                                       The 'Wonder Room' is packed with beautiful cabinets, telling the tales of children’s authors and illustrators. And how about
                                                                                                                                                                                     those poisoned apples on golden plates in the Fairy Tale Room?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dirty sheets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fairy tales and taboo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3 September 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       until 20 January 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Anthropologist and author of children’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       books Marita de Sterk exhibits the old,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       raw versions of fairy tales on the basis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of old fairy tale books and contempo­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rary adaptations. In collaboration with
          Het Stadsmus                                                       Museum Father Valentinus                                                                                                                                  Museum Dr. Guislain.
          The oldest known monstrance in the world, a mysterious             In 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Father Valentinus Paquay
          giant, the poetry of Hendrik van Veldeke: this museum tells        (het Heilig Paterke). Here, you can listen to his life story. Pay a                                                                                       Kind of wizards.
          the tale of the history of Hasselt and the local flair of today.   group visit to the Church of Saint Roch with its burial chapel.                                                                                           Prize animals in
          The cosy Tuincafé is the perfect place for a group picnic. With    Discover the authentic utensils and clothing in the museum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       children's poetry
          'speculaas' biscuits or a regional beer of course! Would you       Do not forget to ask for the film: a fascinating 24-minute
          like to completely lose yourself in the anecdotes and lively       compilation of the life and works of Father Valentinus.                                                                                                   29 October 2017
                                                                                                                                                   Choose the general tour or focus on a specific exhibition. We take care of a        until 31 March 2018
          stories of the Hasselt people? Then book a group visit with
                                                                             Group visits with guide                                               customised interactive tour – with or without workshop.
          guide now!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   An exhibition of the most beautiful poems
                                                                             Throughout the year during opening hours.                                                                                                                 from the winners of the Golden Poetry
                                                                                                                                                   Group visits with guide
          Group visits with guide                                            Group price: free                                                                                                                                         Medal. With works by Ted van Lieshout,
                                                                                                                                                   Throughout the year during opening hours.
          Throughout the year,                                               Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers. per guide)                                                                                                                Jaap Robben, Edward Van de Vendel,
                                                                                                                                                   Group prices: €3 pp
          even outside the regular opening hours (on request)                Reservations:                                                                                                                         Bette Westera, Hans and Monique Hagen,
                                                                                                                                                   Groups of schoolchildren: €2 pp
          Group price: free                                                  Duration: 2 hours.                                                                                                                                        and enchanting illustrations.
                                                                                                                                                   Price guide: €35
          Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers. per guide)                                                                                                                                                                                   In cooperation with Poëziecentrum.
                                                                                                                                                   Reservations: + 32 11 22 26 24,
          Duration: 1.5 hours.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Beauty Unbridled –
                                                                                                                                                   Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A journey of folklore
                                                     Tip! Admire the contemporary art on display                                                                                                                                       and fairy tales
                                                     at The Stadsmus museum during a mini-tour,                                                                                                                                        9 September 2018

                                                     optionally in combination with a city walk. On request.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       until 6 January 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In a series of videos, people from over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       30 different cultures tell us their favour-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ite fairy tale - about Cinderella from all
                             Tip!                                                                                 Het Stadsmus                                                                                                         the continents, about devils and witches,
                        Discover the                                                                              Guido Gezellestraat 2                                                                                                smart and brave girls and women, love
                       County of Loon                                                                             3500 Hasselt                                                                                                         and lust. With story excerpts and illustra-
                    from the olden days                                                                           +32 11 23 98 90                                                                                                      tions from the book by Marita de Sterck.
                   during a walk. Including                                                             
                        a visit to the                                                               in                                                           Villa Verbeelding
                                                                                                     fo           Museum Father Valentinus
                    Stadsmus museum.                                                                                                                              Bampslaan 35
                         See page 3.                                                                              Minderbroedersstraat 19                         3500 Hasselt
                                                                                                                  3500 Hasselt                        fo          +32 11 22 26 24
                                                                                                                  +32 11 24 10 63                       

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                                                                 City Walks

                                        A guide will take you in tow and show you all of Hasselt's new aspects.
                                                        You can pick the angle of your choice.

             Historic city walk
             A walk through the past takes you to the
             city's most important historical attractions.

             The sunny side of Hasselt
             Did you know that ... this entire city walk is
             comprised of fun facts? The guide will tell
             you all about them, with vigour and content.

             Taste route
             On this stylish route, a guide will take you
             along authentic Hasselt hotspots. Each and
             every one of them a specialist business that
             demonstrates why Hasselt has taste.

             jenever walk
             Go on a jenever city walk with a guide, passing
             along buildings, monuments and locations
             with a rich jenever history. The standard walk
             does not include any tastings or visits.

             Inspiring fashion walk
             Stroll with a guide past shop windows,
             browse in exclusive boutiques and discover
             the latest fashion along this trendy walking

             The 'Madams' route
             Relive the city's history through feisty tales
             of and about temperamental dames.

             Architectural walk
             A guide will walk you around the most
             prominent architectural corners of Hasselt.

             City walks with guide
             Starting location: of your own choice
             Throughout the year
             Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers. per guide)                                                                    Tip!
             Reservations:                                                                         More up for a
             Duration: 2 hours.                                                                                   city walk packed with
                                                                                                                     local delicacies
                                                                                                                     along the way?
                                                                                                                      Quickly check
                                                                                                                       out page 31.

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                                                    Japanese Garden

       Japanese symbolism                        Introduction                               Tea demonstration
       and culture                               to Buddhism                                Attend an authentic Japa­   nese tea
       Hasselt is the home of the largest au-    and Meditation                             demonstration in the tea garden.
       thentic Japanese garden in Europe.        Learn how to find peace in your            Marvel at every sophisticated action:
       Cherry trees, koi fish, bridges, bonsai   own mind. Shaku Jinsen, Buddhist           aesthetic, symbolic and soothing.
       trees, winding paths ... here you can     priest and teacher from the Shingon        Demonstration
       come to your senses and meditate-         tradition will help you on your way with
       peacefully. Or you can simply sit and                                                During opening hours of the
                                                 inspirations from the Buddhist doctrine
       just listen to the water flowing. Each                                               Japanese garden
                                                 and an introduction to meditation.
       season adorns the garden in a differ-                                                Group entrance price: €4,50 pp
       ent outfit: a wonderful experience.       Buddhism and                               Group price demonstration: €235
                                                 meditation Workshop                        (up to 15 pers.)
       Garden visit in a group
                                                 During opening hours,                      For 16 participants or more:
       During opening hours,                     from 24 March until                        €11 per additional participant
       from 24 March until                       31 October 2018                            Information and reservations:
       31 October 2018
                                                 Group price entrance:            ,
       Group price: €4,50 pp                     €4,50 pp                                   + 32 3 482 14 40
       Price guide: €70                          Group price workshop: €100 (10 pers.)      Duration: 1 hour.
       (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                                                 Additional participants:
       Reservations:                             €5 pp (max. 25 pers.                       per group)
       Duration: 1.5 hours.                      Reservations:
                                                 Duration: 1 hour.

                      Japanese Garden
                      Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
          in          3500 Hasselt
          fo          + 32 11 23 95 42

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                                         Herkenrode Abbey Site                                                                                                         Cycling in a group

                                                                   Herkenrode Abbey Site is more than just a                     Would you like to explore Hasselt by bike? From the city centre, you can get to the Limburg Cycle Route Network.
                                                                   monumental heritage. It is also an oasis of                  Rent your bike at the Bike Points (Fietspunten) of the Herkenrode Abbey Site or the station of Hasselt. See page 44.
                                                                   peace and quiet situated in a beautiful nature
                                                                   reserve of 100 ha. Around the restored                 Cycling along the                            Cycling route with                         Cycling route with lunch
                                                                   buildings of the abbey, the walking paths will                                                      afternoon snack
                                                                                                                          outskirts of Hasselt                                                                    Starting location: Herkenrode Abbey
                                                                   take you to nature reserve ‘De Wijers' with                                                         Starting location: Herkenrode              Site including a cup of coffee
                                                                                                                          Hasselt is surrounded by rural
                                                                   its 1001 ponds. In the Herb and Inspiration                                                         Abbey Site including a cup of coffee       From April to October
                                                                                                                          villages, stream valleys and castles.
                                                                   Garden, you will also become one with nature.                                                       From April to October between 10h00        between 10h00 and 14h00,
                                                                                                                          Want to experience the perfect way
                                                                                                                                                                       and 14h00, not on Mondays                  not on Mondays
                                                                                                                          to take in the green outskirts? Then
                                                                   Herb and                                               get your teeth into the Pink Cycle
                                                                                                                                                                       Group prices: €8,50 pp                     Group prices: €15.50 pp
                                                                   Inspiration Garden                                     Circuit of the Tasty Cycle Route. A
                                                                                                                                                                       including coffee and afternoon snack       including coffee and lunch
                                                                                                                          guide will explain the ins and outs          Afternoon snack:                           Lunch: two sandwiches, fruit,
                                                                   A herbalist will guide you through this con­
                                                                                                                          along the way. You will start out at         Limburg pie and a drink                    biscuit, drink
                                                                   temporary herbal park: With a surface of 2
                                                                                                                          the Herkenrode Abbey Site with a             Price guide: €105                          Price guide: €105
                                                                   hectares and over 500 different plants in a special
                                                                                                                          welcoming cup of coffee. Along the           (max. 15 pers. per guide)                  (max. 15 pers. per guide)
                                                                   architectural setting. You will discover interesting
                                                                   things you never knew about herbs and ... you will     way, you will pause for lunch or an          Reservations:          Reservations:
                                                                   find complete rest.                                    afternoon snack.                             Duration: 3 hours.                         Duration: 3 hours.

                                                                   Group visits with herbalist
                                                                   From 1 April until 31 October
                                                                   Group prices: €3 pp                                                                                                                                              Tip!
                                                                   Herbalist: €70 (max. 20 pers. per herbalist)                                                                                                          Interested in a different
                                                                   Reservations:                                                                                                                  cycling route around Hasselt,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     through the water or alongside
                                                                   Duration: 1.5 hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Haspengouw orchards?
                                                                   Would you like to relive the history                                                                                                                   We will gladly arrange it
                                                                   of Herkenrode? Check out page 9.                                                                                                                      for you. Let us know on
                                                                   Group visit Interactive Museum
                                                                   + Herb and Inspiration Garden
                                                                   From 1 April until 31 October
                                                                   Group prices: €5 pp
                                                                   Guide/herbalist: €140
                                                                   (max. 20 pers.
                                                                   per guide/herbalist)
                                                                                                     Take a look
                                                                                                      at the day
                                                                   3 - 4 hours.
                                                                                                 of the Herkenrode
                                                                                                   Abbey Site on

                       Tasty tip! Want to discover Nature around
                               the Herkenrode Abbey site whilst
                             enjoying delicacies along the way?
                                                                                           Herkenrode Abbey Site
                                                                                           Herkenrodeabdij 4
                  Learn all about the Delicacy Walk on page 32.               fo           3511 Hasselt-Kuringen
                                                                                           + 32 11 23 96 70

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                                         The Garden of Dina Deferme
                                         Garden architect Dina Deferme opens the doors
                                         to her private garden for groups. You can expect 4
                                         hectares of sheer passion for gardening, integrated
                                         into a beautiful landscape. Stunning flower-beds
                                         that change colour every three weeks. This garden
                                         radiates pure peace and quiet and it is a source of
                                         inspiration to every visitor.

                                         Group visit
                                         Daily, from May until mid-September - on request.
                                         Group price including a soda or coffee: €8.50 pp
                                         (min. 18 pers.)
                                         Duration: 2 hours.
                                                                                                Domain Kiewit                                                           Old Cemetery
                                                                                                This nature reserve is the green lung on the outskirts of               A surprisingly peaceful place just outside the Green
                                                                                                Hasselt. Each season comes with different scenery. Take a               Boulevard. Accompanied by a guide, you will travel demurely
                                         Limburg Lavender                                       nature walk with a guide, or book a tour in the low-waste               back in time, back to the 19th century. You will walk among
                                         A piece of French Provence in the vicinity of the      recycling garden or apiary. Play a game of Crolf, a combination         the imposing tombs while you are given information about
                                         Herkenrode Abbey Site. Stroll through the lavender     of cricket and golf. Or enjoy a picnic at the ponds. For €5             Hasselt's past and the customs of the cemetery.
                                         fields, visit the meadows with animals, and marvel     extra you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with fresh pie
                                                                                                                                                                        Group visit
                                         at the amphibian pond and the bat cave. During         at brasserie Koevert.
                                         the harvest, you can find out how lavender oil is                                                                              Daily between 10h00 and 16h00
                                                                                                Choose your activity and make your reservations at kiewit@
                                         distilled. Afterwards, you can reminisce in the cosy                                                                           Group price: free entrance
                                         reception area with covered terrace.                                                                                           Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                                                                                                Nature walk                                                             Reservations:
                                         Group visit
                                                                                                Throughout the year, except December, January                           Duration: 2 hours.
                                         Only by appointment
                                                                                                and February
                                         Group prices: €5 pp (min. 12 pers.)
                                                                                                Price guide: €40 (min. 20, max. 30 pers. per guide)                     Nature & Culture Park
                                                                                                Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours.                                                Stroll past hundreds of shrub species, discover dozens of
                                         Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours.
                                                                                                                                                                        pruning shapes and get a contemporary take on traditional
                                                                                                Guided tour apiary or recycling garden
                                                                                                                                                                        crafts such as wattle fencing, rattan wickerwork and glass
                                                                                                Bees from 1 May until 30 September; Recycling Garden
                                                                                                (Amber Garden) from 1 April until 31 October
                                                                                                Price guide: €40 (max. 25 pers. per guide)                              Group visit
                                                                                                Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours.                                                During opening hours
                                                                                                                                                                        Group prices: €4 pp (min. 10 pers.)
                                                                                                Horse-drawn wagon ride
                                                                                                                                                                        Price guide: €50 (max. 50 pers. per guide)
                                                                                                On Sundays between 10h00 - 14h00; throughout the year,
                       Tip!                                                                     except December, January, February and August
                                                                    Dina Deferme                                                                                        Duration: 2 hours.
                    Combine                                                                     Price: €20 (max. 20 pers. per ride; including kids:
                   everything                                       Beuzestraat 64              max. 30 pers.). Reservations min. two weeks in advance.
                  in a colourful                                    3511 Hasselt
                                                                                                Duration: 20’.
                  day package.                                      (Stokrooie)
                   On request.                                      + 32 11 25 64 58            Crolf
                                                        fo                                      From April to October;                     Domain Kiewit                   Old Cemetery               Nature & Culture Park Hasselt
                                                                    Limburg Lavender            on weekdays                                Putvennestraat 108              Kempische Steenweg         Runksterkiezel 113
                                                                    Olmenbosstraat 25           Price: free                    in          3500 Hasselt                    (naast nr. 89)             3500 Hasselt
                                                                    3511 Hasselt (Stokrooie)    (max. 20 persons)              fo          (Kiewit)                        3500 Hasselt               + 32 11 76 66 61
                                                                    + 32 475 71 58 25           Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours.                   + 32 11 21 08 49                + 32 11 23 95 40           + 32 475 37 73 63

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                                                                workshops                                                                                                   workshops

          Herbal                                        Workshop
          Herkenrode                                    ‘Creative in
          A lovely herbal day at the Herb               the Japanese way’
          Knowledge Centre at the Herkenrode            Get to work creatively in the Japanese
          Abbey Site. A herbalist will welcome          garden. Learn all about the ins and
          your group with herbal tea and a herbal       outs of origami, kirigami (folding and
          cookie. Afterwards, your group will           cutting) and kumihimo, where you learn
          attend two workshops that highlight           to braid strings into a design. After the
          the use of herbs in daily life. Choose the    workshop, each participant can take his
          subject yourself: making facial masks,        own kumihimo disk home.
          facial lotion, honey cream, thousand
          flowers lotion, syrups, bath oils, herbal     Workshop
          candies or herbal pancakes.                   Location: Japanese garden
                                                        Group entrance price: €4,50 pp
          Half-day herb workshops
                                                        Group price workshop for 10 pers.:
          Location: Tuiltermolen,
                                                        €180 (min. 10 per group)
          Herkenrode Abbey Site
                                                        Additional persons: €12 pp
          On Tuesdays or Thursdays,
                                                        (max. 25 pers. in total)
          from 1 April until 31 October 2018
                                                        Reservations:           Herkenrode vzw, Tuiltermolen
          Group prices: €25 or €30 pp
                                                        Duration: 1.5 hours.                        Zolderse Kiezel 220
          (depending on the number
                                                                                                    3511 Hasselt (Kuringen)
          of participants)
          Reservations (4 weeks in advance):
                                                                  in   Japanese Garden
                                                            Want to know more                  fo
          Duration: 9h30 - 12h15 or                        about the Japanese                       Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
          14h00 - 16h45                                    garden? See page 15.                     3500 Hasselt                     A walk filled with happiness                                         Happiness walk, City Centre
                                                       Sushi Workshop? Check out                    + 32 11 23 95 42                                                                                      Throughout the year
                                                                                                                                     Hasselt has 25 Happiness Spots. A happiness coach takes
                                                        ‘Food & Drink’ on page 32.                                                                                        Price happiness coach: €60
                                                                                                                                     you from the one surprise to the next. Along the way, you will
                                                          Meditation Workshop?                                                       receive simple but concrete assignments that can boost your          (max. 15 per coach)
                                                              Check out ‘Zen’                                                        happiness. You can use that experience anywhere. It's all about      Reservations:
                                                               on page 15.                                                           learning how to look at reality in a different way. Thus, the city   Duration: 2 hours.
                                                                                                                                     will help you discover the power of happiness in your own life.
                                                                                                                                     The walk is also very suitable for team-building or for getting to   Happiness walk, Herkenrode
                                                                                                                                     know each other better.                                              Herb and Inspiration Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Throughout the year, except January
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Group price entrance gardens: €3 pp
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (min. 15 pers.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Price happiness coach: €70
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (max. 15 per coach)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Duration: 2 hours.

                                                                                                                                           Happiness workshop
                                                                                                                                           at Villa Verbeelding?
                                                                                                                                           See page 11.

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                   Exclusive Glimpse Behind the Scenes                                                                                     Exclusive Glimpse Behind the Scenes

                                                                                                               Hasselt                                   Carillon Tower                             Old Hasselt Prison
                                                                                                               Court House                               A total of 168 steps take you to the       A guide will take your group on a
                                                                                                                                                         roof of Saint Quentin Cathedral.           tour through the Old Hasselt Prison.

                                                                                                               The Hasselt courthouse will not only
                                                                                                               surprise you at an architectural level.   Your reward? A breathtaking view of        Which today houses the Faculty of
                                                                                                               In this Hasselt landmark, there are       Hasselt. On your way up, the guide will    Law of Hasselt University. In spite of

                                                                                                               over 400 judicial employees at work       bring you up to speed. You will learn      the transformation, there are still a
                                                                                                               on a daily basis. A guide will take you   more about ringing the little bells, how   lot of symbols referring to its former
                                                                                                               through the diverse services, tell you    an old carillon is played and sounding     function. An intriguing glimpse into a
                                                                                                               all about the architecture and will       the tower bell.                            place where you'd – preferably– not
                                                                                                               explain interesting judicial terms.                                                  enter in the old days.
                                   On the former Philips site,    Group visit with Corda guide                                                           Group visit
                            an innovative business centre has                                                  Justifiably interesting.
                                                                  Every day. Please note: there is a more                                                Daily between 10h00 and 17h00.             Group visit
                           arisen: Corda Campus. Take a look      lively atmosphere on the campus during       Group visit                               Starting location: Carillon Tower,         Guided tours on request.
                        behind the scenes. A guide will teach     working hours.                               Wednesdays or Fridays between             Saint Quentin Cathedral,                   Starting location: reception Old Prison,
                           you more about the rich history of     Starting location: reception Corda 1,        14h00 and 16h00.                          Vismarkt, 3500 Hasselt                     Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt
                            the site. You will also explore new   Kempische Steenweg 293, 3500 Hasselt         Starting location: reception Court        Group price: €1.50 pp                      Price guide: €70
                         forms of doing business and you can      Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers. per guide)   House, Parklaan 25, 3500 Hasselt          Children under 12 y.: free                 (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                            experience the ambience, energy       Reservations:            Price guide: €70 (max. 15 pers. per       Price guide: €70                           Reservations:
                                   and dynamics of the place.     Duration: 2 hours.                           guide; max. 2 groups simultaneously)      (max. 20 pers. per guide)                  Duration: 1,5 hours.
                                                                                                               Reservations:         Reservations:
                                                                                                               Duration: 1,5 hours.                      Duration: 1,5 hours.

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                                       Exclusive Glimpse Behind the Scenes                                                                                               Exclusive Glimpse Behind the Scenes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Up for a
                                                                                                                                            The Golden Alley (Het Gouden Straatje) in Hasselt: a true gem. Here, talented designers           stylish customised
                                                                                                                                            showcase a sample of their capabilities. For example: at House Pauwels Spaenjers you                 programme?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             We are happy to help.
                                                                                                                                            will be introduced to the art of jewellery design – with or without bubbly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mail to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and we will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 contact you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Making a Silver Ring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The jewellery designer will make a silver ring on the spot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 One of the group members will receive that ring as a gift
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 after the demonstration. Nice touch if there is someone in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the group whom you would like to surprise ...

          A peep inside La Bottega                                         Herkenrode farmer                                                                                                                     During opening hours or by appointment
          La Bottega is celebrating its 25th anniversary. During the       Farmer Pieter Coopmans works the grounds around Herken-                                                                               Group price ring: €120 per group (max. 15 pers. per group)
          group visit with a guide, you discover the story of entre-       rode Abbey organically. With his herd of sheep and Hereford                                                                           Group price gems: €100 per group (max. 20 pers. per group)
          preneur duo Karine and Marc. Follow the guide through the        cattle, he engages in natural landscaping management. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Group price design: €50 per group (max. 20 pers. per group)
          industrial archaeology of the former Smeets jenever distillery   addition to being an organic farmer, Pieter is also a fully-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bubbles extra: €15 per bottle
          and experience the passion for people and fashion.               fledged entertainer and an outstanding guide. With great
                                                                           enthusiasm and conviction, he shares trivia abut the sur-                                                                             Reservations:
          Exclusive tour                                                   rounding area, his animals, the different types of corn, beer,                                                                        Duration: 0.5 - 2 hours
          During opening hours or by appointment. Please note: the         and jenever.                                                                                                                          (depending on the chosen option)
          atmosphere is more lively during the store's opening hours.
          Price guide: €60 (max. 20 pers. per guide)                       On the road with the farmer
          Reservations:                                Starting location: Tuiltermolen or Herkenrode Abbey Site
          Duration: 1 hour.                                                From 15 May to 30 September
                                                                           Price guide: €121 (max. 30 persons)
                                                                           Duration: 2 hours.
                                                                                                                                            Info Session Gems
                     Tip! Would you also like some clothing and beauty                                          Authentic                   How are gems related to jewellery? This info session

                     advice tailored for you? Please let us know when
                                                                                                          Jenever Distilleries              focusses on diverse gems and their symbiosis with
                                                                                                            In for a tasty look             the jewel.

                     you make your reservations.                                                           behind the scenes
                                                                                                        of an artisanal distillery?                                                                                                    Info
                                                                                                            Quickly check out                                                                                                          Session Design
                                                                                                              ‘Food & Drink’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       How does a design for a piece of
                         La Bottega                    Herkenrode farmer                                       on page 36.                                 House Pauwels Spaenjers                                                     jewellery come to life? How is a jewel
                         Paardsdemerstraat 9           Olmenbosstraat 12                                                                                   Maastrichterstraat 64-66                                                    made? You will find out all about it
             in                                                                                                                                in          3500 Hasselt
             fo          3500 Hasselt                  3511 Stokrooie                                                                          fo                                                                                      during an animated session full of
                                                                                                                                                           + 32 11 23 28 51                                                            practical examples.
                         +32 11 23 20 33               +32 496 13 48 99

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                                                        City Adventures

                   Would you like to
               combine all the Hasselt
             highlights in one single-day
              package? We will do it for
               you. Ask for it at Tourist
              Information Hasselt or via

          Operation Freddy                          Action Park                                Locked-in Hasselt
          Explore the city with Freddy. This        Pumping adrenaline, that is what you       Limburg's very first live escape room.
          adult-size gnome challenges you with      do in Kiewit Action Park. A high rope      Let your group get locked up in a room.
          surprising questions and ludicrous        trail, water trail, death ride, climbing   Decipher the clues, solve the puzzles
          photo assignments. Thus, armed with       wall, bmx trail, orientation run: plenty   and escape before time runs out. An
          a tablet you discover the entire city.    of opportunities to show off your          exciting adventure in a typical Hasselt
          And the photographs? You will receive     strength and fitness. Choose four          setting: a room where everything is
          them afterwards as an original souve-     activities with your group. A supervisor   about jenever.
          nir.                                      will keep a constant eye on you.
                                                                                               Escape room
          Urban exploration                         Plenty of action                           Every day except Mondays
          Starting point: Fruitmarkt Hasselt        Every day                                  Target group price: €24 pp
          Every day                                 Group price: €9 pp (min. 10 pers.)         (2 to 6 pers.)
          Target price: €20 pp                      Reservations: +32 11 23 94 50              Reservations:
          (min. €200, discount for                  Duration: 3 hours.                         Duration: 1 hour.
          youth groups)

                                                                                                           Locked-in Hasselt
          Duration: 3 hours.                                                      Sports Centre Kiewit
                                                          iChallenge                                       Leopoldplein 31
                                               in                                 Tulpinstraat 42
                                               fo         +32 478 07 66 79                                 3500 Hasselt
                                                                                  3500 Hasselt
                                                                                + 32 11 96 37 76
                                                                                  + 32 11 23 94 50

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                                                                                                                             T h e 48h c a r d : pac k e d w i T h p r o m o T i o n s a n d g i f T s
                 Up for an eventful                                                Team building­activities                  In Hasselt, you still get the time to enjoy. Shop till you drop, enjoy a break on a terrace along the way, sip some jenever, get out on the town,
              customised programme?                                            Strengthening ties: in the family             receive some style advice, discover the museums, taste some culinary attractions and … let yourself be pampered at the best locations with
                We are happy to help.                                               or between colleagues,                   your 48h card. Jewellery, gadgets, aperitifs, lunch, entrance to museums, free rental bike, transportation by bus ... So many gifts for only
                       Mail to                                               teammates or classmates, it doesn't             €19.50 per card. Find out all about it at
                                                     get more fun than in Hasselt.
                     and we will                                                   From adrenaline pumping                                                                                              n                     n
                    contact you.                                                 activities to relaxing outings
                                                                                                                                              Culinary xt                                                                                                         E 2 days transportation by bus
                                                                                     on the cycling routes:

                                                                                      the sky is the limit.
                                                                                  Tourist Information Hasselt
                                                                                      will gladly work out
                                                                                       a full programme.
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                                        City Golf Hasselt                            City Game: GPS Quest

                                                                                                                                                                                 s up
                                        Turn Hasselt into one giant golf course.     Take on one or more teams. Your

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                                        Choose for 6 or 9 holes. Follow the          gear? A GPS and a topographical
                                        path and along the way you hit the ball      map. Your mission? Finding the dif­                                                     B ot                                                                                                              ce
                                        towards statues, benches and other           ferent waypoints and answering the                                                                                                                                                                               Fa s h
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                                        predetermined goals. Note the number         questions on the spot. The first team                                                                                                                                                                                              useu
                                        of hits. The result? A fun walk through      to find all correct answers ... wins!
                                        the city centre.
                                                                                     City game for groups                                      Bubbles
                                        Golf walk 6 or 9 holes                       Starting location:

                                        Starting location:                           location of your choice
                                        location of your choice                      Group price (incl. 1 assignment):                                          n ev                                                          All museums free

                                        Target price 6 holes: €20 pp                 €150 per team of 5 to 10 pers.                                                 er tasting                                                     of charge                                                                                   B

                                        (min. 4, max. 250 pers.)                     (min. 2 teams)

                                        Reservations:               Per additional team assignment: €150             o
                                        Duration: 2 or 3 hours.                      Reservations:
                                                                                     Duration: 3 hours.
                                                                                                                                                         1 day bike rental                                                                                Go nuts
                                                     City Golf                KOKIMA corporate events                                     o
                                          in         + 32 498 39 56 94        + 32 495 73 17 93
                                                                                                                                                     Scan this QR code and download the free 48h brochure with all the gifts, discounts and treats for your
                                                                                                                                                     48 hours in Hasselt. The booklet also contains great programme suggestions, handy overview plans,
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                                                                                                                                         for foodies


                                           VIP Welcome

                      Start your group visit in style. After a personal welcome
                      at Tourist Information Hasselt, you can enjoy a cup of
                      coffee with Hasselt sweets or a glass of bubbly at the
                      Smaaksalon. A film will give you a first impression of the
                      city. Everyone will get a postcard – to keep or to send to
                      someone right away, free of charge.

                      VIP Welcome
                      Location: Tourist Information Hasselt
                      Group price: €5 pp (max. 20 pers.)
                      Duration: 45’


                                           for foodies

                      Hap & Stap culinary
                                                                                   Taste Route with Delicacies                                             the Gourmand Route
                      walking tour of Hasselt                                                                                                              Walk through the city centre and experience from the front
                                                                                   A guide will take you to the most unique and tasty spots
                      This culinary walk with three-course menu takes you to
                                                                                   in Hasselt. Shops, but also cultural centres and culinary               row how tasty Hasselt is. Along the way you will enjoy typical
                      the cosiest restaurants of Hasselt. Go for a stroll with
                                                                                   hotspots. You will combine visits with local specialities such          local products such as Hasselt pâté, Limburg cheese,
                      a guide between each course. To slip back to the table
                                                                                   as 'speculaas', a drink, a praline, a beer from Herkenrode or           jenever, speculaas, soup and other tasty delicacies.
                      again and again!
                                                                                   coffee with a Hasselt macaron.
                                                                                                                                                           For gourmands
                      Culinary walk
                                                                                   Plenty of tasting                                                       Starting location: Tourist Information Hasselt
                      Every day
                                                                                   Starting location: location of your choice                              Every day, except Sundays and Mondays
                      Group price: €49 pp
                                                                                   Every day                                                               Group price: €9.90 pp
                      Price guide: €140 (max. 15 pers. per guide)
                                                                                   Group price: €8.50 pp                                                   Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers.)
                                                                                   Price guide: €70 (max. 20 pers.)                                        Reservations:
                      Duration: 5 hours.
                                                                                   Reservations:                                       Duration: 2 hours.
                                                                                   Duration: 2 hours.

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          Sushi Workshop in                           Herkenrode Abbey                          Herkenrode
          the Japanese Garden                         Site – Pizza Baking                       Delicacy Walk
          Become a true sushi chef. You will          Workshop                                  Take a walk in the company of a guide
          learn how to prepare different kinds of     The historic Tuiltermolen is an ideal     through the history and nature of the
          sushi. You can 'practice' a little longer   decor for a tasty workshop. Start with    Herkenrode Abbey Site. Along the
          on your favourite dish. Eat your sushi      a Herkenrode beer or local apple juice    way, you will feast on the history and
          on the spot or take it home with you.       and some tasty bites. Then you will       delicious regional products. You will
                                                      roll out the pizza dough, together with   sip the local apple juice and taste the
          Sushi Workshop                                                                        biological biscuits straight from the
                                                      your baker, and you will add a topping.
          Location: Japanese garden                                                             farm and even a lavender 'praline'.
                                                      The authentic oven will give your pizza
          Group entrance price: €4,50 pp              a unique flavour. Afterwards, you can     Enjoy some Herkenrode beer with
          Group price workshop: €45 pp                reminisce with a cup of coffee and        abbey cheese after the walk.
          (min. 10, max. 20 participants)             some Limburg pie.
                                                                                                Delicacy walk
                                                      Workshop                                  Starting location:
          Duration: 1.5 hours.
                                                      Location: Tuiltermolen,                   Herkenrode Abbey Site
          Other workshops in the Japanese             Herkenrode Abbey Site                     Every day, except Mondays
          Garden? See pages 15 and 20.
                                                      Every day,                                Group price: €9.90 pp
                                                      except Mondays and Holidays               Price guide: €70
                                                      Group price: €28 pp                       (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                                                      (min. 15, max. 35 pers.)                  Reservations:
                                                      Reservations:         Duration: 2.5 hours.
                                                      Duration: 3 hours.
                                                                                                More Herkenrode? Check out page 9.


          Japanese Garden                             Herkenrode vzw, Tuiltermolen              Herkenrode Abbey Site
          Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23              Zolderse Kiezel 220                       Herkenrodeabdij 4
          3500 Hasselt                                3511 Hasselt (Kuringen)                   3511 Hasselt (Kuringen)
          + 32 11 23 95 42                            + 32 11 33 43 70                          + 32 11 23 96 70

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                             City Walk Drink Crawl
                             Walk through the city with a guide and discover the
                             story behind jenever – both in the past and present.
                             Along the way, you will get to taste a classic drink,
                             a hot jenever drink and a trendy jenever cocktail.

                             Drink crawl
                             Starting location: location of your choice
                             Every day
                             Group price: €15.50 pp (min. 8 pers.)
                             Price guide: €70
                             (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                             Duration: 2 hours.

                             Jenever Package
                             The best of 'sipping' Hasselt. A guide will take you
                             through the Jenever Museum, with a snifter in the
                             tasting room. Afterwards, he will guide you through
                             the city along locations with a rich jenever history.
                             Along the way, you will make a pit stop with a
                             'witteke' in a Hasselt café. As a reminder, you can
                             take a jenever glass home.

                             Sipping programme
                             Starting location: Jenever Museum
                             Every day during the opening hours
                             of the Jenever Museum
                             Group price including museum entrance:
                             €10.50 pp
                             Price guide: €140
                             (max. 20 pers. per guide)
                             Duration: 4 hours.

                                                   Jenever Museum
                                                   Witte Nonnenstraat 19
                                      fo           3500 Hasselt
                                                   + 32 11 23 98 60

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                                                            jene                                                                                                                              BEERS

                                                                                                                                                                                 Beers of Hasselt

                                        Distillery of                               A Glimpse Inside                              Jessenhofke Brewery –                      Sparkling                                    City Beer Golf
                                        Hasselt Authenticity                        '’t Stookkot'                                 Guided Tour                                beer tour                                    Hasselt
                                        Distillery Vanderlinden keeps the Has-      Where Hasselt flows into Haspengouw,          with Degustation                           Hasselt is a fascinating city for beer.      The city centre of Hasselt changes
                                        selt jenever tradition alive. Discover      that is where this charming distillery is                                                On this walking beer tasting, you can        into one big fun golf course. Aim at
                                                                                                                                  In Kuringen, not far from the
                                        this journey of 'Rebellious Authenticity'   located. The ideal place to 'harvest' fruit                                              find out all about it. You visit the three   the targeted goals with your golf ball
                                                                                                                                  Herkenrode Abbey Site, there is a
                                        during a tasty tour. On the menu? An        jenever. But other spirits such as grain                                                 best beer cafés, where you get to            and ... pause regularly to taste a beer.
                                                                                                                                  fascinating artisan home brewery.
                                        overview of the renovation and instal-      jenever, biological jenever and eau de                                                   taste a different regional ale and learn     Four holes, three beer stops: that is
                                                                                                                                  Here, you will become acquainted
                                        lation, with a jenever tasting.             vie are also brought to life here. The                                                   what's so special about them from a          the ideal combination.
                                                                                                                                  with the process of brewing and with
                                                                                    tour is followed by a nightcap.               homemade beers. Then you will get to       real zythologist. Keep your taste buds
                                        Tour and drink                                                                                                                       handy and enjoy all the beauty Hasselt       Golfing and drinking
                                                                                                                                  test your taste buds. After the tasting,
                                        During weekends                             Guided tour with a drink                                                                 has to offer along the way.                  Group price: €25 pp
                                                                                                                                  you will return homewards with a
                                        or weekday evenings                         Every second Sunday of the month                                                                                                      (min. 8 pers. per group)
                                                                                                                                  dose of beer knowledge and a unique
                                        Group price: €5 pp (max. 15 persons);       (14h00 - 18h00), by reservation.                                                         Beer tour                                    Reservations:
                    in                                                                                                            tasting glass.
                    fo                  incl. 1 drink                               Group price: €4 pp (min. 10 pers.);                                                      Starting point: of your choice               Duration: 2,5 hours.
                                        Reservations:                               incl. 1 drink                                 Guided tour with tasting                   Group price: €16 pp
                                           Reservations:         Location: Jessenhofke Brewery              (min. 8, max. 30 persons)
          Distillery Vanderlinden
          Luikersteenweg 264
                                        Duration: 1 hour.                           Duration: 1 hour.                             Every day                                  Reservations:
                                                                                                                                                                             Duration: 2.5 hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More holes, less beer?
                                                                                                                                  Group price: €15 pp
          3500 Hasselt
          +32 11 28 80 55
                                                                                                                                  (min. 10 pers. per group)                                                               Check out page 28.

                                                                          Tip! During the Jenever Festival
                                                                                                                                  Duration: 2 hours.
          ‘t Stookkot
          Oppenstraat 73
          3512 Hasselt (Stevoort)
                                                                                  on 20 and 21 oktober 2018
                                                                                   there are tours non-stop.
                                                                                                                                  Brewerey Jessenhofke                       Bierolade                                    City Golf
          +32 494 84 56 41                                                                                                        Simpernelstraat 17                                                                      + 32 498 39 56 94
                                                                                                                                                                             +32 494 24 84 11
                                                                                                         3511 Hasselt (Kuringen)                                                       
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                                     Restaurants for Groups

                                                                             A delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner in a group?
                                                                   From bistro to culinary innovator to gastronomic highlight?
                                                                                                  We are happy to inform you.

                            Bermudas Beach Bar                                    Esaki                           Plazza
                          Koning Boudewijnlaan 22                Maastrichterstraat 98                    Grote Markt 14
                                tel. +32 11 69 69 11               tel. +32 11 76 58 99             tel. + 32 11 20 10 31

                                       Buon Eatalia                           Florian                         Preuverie
                                      Zuivelmarkt 22                   Fruitmarkt 22              Paardsdemerstraat 21
                                 tel. +32 11 71 19 00           tel. + 32 11 22 15 25               tel. + 32 11 20 14 11

                                     Café Manger                              Hassotel                      Smaaksalon
                             Maastrichterstraat 49                 Sint-Jozefsstraat 2             Maastrichterstraat 61
                               tel. +32 11 22 24 22               tel. + 32 11 23 06 55           tel. + 32 490 56 62 99

                                          Corda Bar                    Het Borrelhuis                            Taratata
                      Kempische Steenweg 311/0.03             Witte Nonnenstraat 28                   Kempische Kaai 7C
                                tel. +32 11 96 99 85             tel. + 32 11 24 32 28               tel. + 32 11 23 47 67

                                       De Boulevard                      Hooghuis                            The Century
                                     Kattegatstraat 1           Lombaardstraat 6                            Leopoldplein 1
                                tel. + 32 11 26 35 23          tel. + 32 11 22 91 97                 tel. + 32 11 22 47 99

                                  De Coeckepanne                              Kookpunt                      Theatercafé
                            Schrijnwerkersstraat 10                        Hemelrijk 13                      Kunstlaan 5
                               tel. + 32 11 72 04 86               tel. + 32 11 72 79 69            tel. + 32 11 85 90 75

                             De Markt/Drugstore                                Koper              ‘t Kleine Genoegen
                                   Grote Markt 8-10                     Torenplein 8                      Raamstraat 3
                              tel. + 32 11 22 80 08            tel. + 32 11 77 00 00              tel. + 32 11 22 57 03

                               De Paardenstallen                 Maison Blanche                             Westpunt –
                           (Herkenrode Abbey Site)           Maastrichterstraat 82                    Yachting Hasselt
                                 Herkenrodeabdij 5             tel. +32 11 37 70 61                    Hoogbrugkaai 91
                                tel. + 32 11 36 23 61                     tel. +32 11 21 25 70
                                     De Volksmacht                    Zuivelmarkt 21
                                  Mgr. Broekxplein 6            tel. +32 11 24 35 06
                                tel. + 32 11 22 44 56

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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Would you like
                                                                                                                                                                                                          to create a customised
                                                                                                                                                                                                            programme? We are
                                                                                                                                                                                                           happy to help. Mail to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and we will
                                                                                                                                         Hasselt is an exquisite starting point for some the                    contact you.
                                                                                                                                         most beautiful assets of Limburg ... and beyond.
                                                                                                                                         We love to inspire you with some highlights.

                                                                                                                                         Zonhoven and 'De Wijers'                              The ‘Hoge Kempen’
                                                                                                                                         15’ by car                                            National Park
                                                                                                                                         Zonhoven is located in the heart of 'De               25’ by car
                                                                                                                                         Wijers', a magical nature reserve with                Belgium's only national park is located
                                                                                                                                         over 1000 ponds, packed with water                    at a mere 25-minute drive from Hasselt.
                                                                                                                                         birds and rare plants. Follow the hiking              Shady forests, fragrant flowers, purple
                                       by                                                             by
                                                                                                                                         paths along the 'Platwijers', explore                 heathland, gravel pits, beautiful scenic
                                      BIKE                                                          Coach                                the purple heather landscapes of the                  views: the hiking areas will guide you
                                                                                                                                         ‘Teut’ and let the mysterious 'Holsteen'              to the heart of unspoiled nature. The
                                                                                                                                         enchant you. This 'stone with holes'                  national park has six gateways with
                                                                                                                                         was used by prehistoric farmers to
          Some beautiful locations lie within cycling distance of         The Hazelnut Tree Route                                        polish their stones.
                                                                                                                                                                                               large parking areas, hospitality and
                                                                                                                                                                                               exciting family attractions.
          Hasselt. The Limburg cycle route network will take you there
                                                                          Explore Hasselt's main attractions and nature reserves by
          in a jiffy. Just write down the numbers of the hubs and
                                                                          coach. A guide will come aboard for the 60 km ride and         Bokrijk
          comfortably cycle your circuit. Some possible highlights:                                                                                                                            The Limburg Mining Area
                                                                          passionately tell you all there is to know about the area.
          Zonhoven, De Wijers nature reserve; with its numerous                                                                          15’ by car                                            25’ by car
                                                                          You will take a break at the Herkenrode Abbey Site or at the
          ponds, and Bokrijk with its Open-Air Museum. For those                                                                         Bokrijk is different every time. The first            Stately shaft head frames, towering
                                                                          Spalbeek Chapel.
          who have a little more 'juice' in the legs, the ‘Hoge Kempen’                                                                  time you visit the Open-Air Museum,                   slag heaps with walking paths,
          National Park, the mining sites of C-mine in Winterslag and     Hazelnut tree route                                            you can imagine yourself in the                       beautifully restored mining buildings,
          be-MINE in Beringen are within cycling distance.                Starting location: Bus parking Koning Boudewijnlaan            Flemish countryside at the beginning                  fascinating museums where you can
                                                                                                                                         of the previous century. The next time                follow in the tracks of the miners: the
          Renting a bike at the station in Hasselt                        Every day
                                                                                                                                         you can dive into the revolutionary                   Limburg mining area is simply unique.
          or the Herkenrode Abbey Site? See page 44.                      Price guide: €105 (1 guide per coach)
                                                                                                                                         sixties. Later still, you will be trying              Starting from Hasselt, you can reach
                                                                                                                                         out the largest open-air playground                   Beringen, Winterslag or Zolder in just
                                                                          Duration: 3 hours.                                             in Flanders or you will be amazed by                  25 minutes. The ride to Eisden takes a
                                                                                                                                         the contemporary interpretation of                    little longer: 40’.
                                                                          Following in the footsteps                                     traditional crafts. A lovely day out.
                                                                          of the local gentry                                                                                                  Liège and Maastricht
                                                                          The Nobility Route takes you on a two-hour bus ride through    Haspengouw                                            40’ by car
                                                                          a breathtaking landscape of impressive castles and castle      22’ by car                                            The prince bishop of Liège, and the
                                                                          farms. Want to stop at Grand Commandery Alden Biesen?          The number one region for fruit in                    Romans in Maastricht: they all shared
                                                                          No problem.                                                    Belgium is characterised by the rolling               the view over the majestic river Meuse.
                                                                                                                                         hills with orchards, square farmhouses,               Liège and Maastricht are two cultural
                                                                          Nobility Route                                                                                                       pearls that can be reached swiftly
                                                                                                                                         castles and church villages. But make
                                                                          Starting point: bus parking Koning Boudewijnlaan               no mistake: Haspengouw also has a                     from Hasselt. Centuries-old buildings,
                                                                          Every day                                                      very rich past. Historical cities such                museums, a fascinating culture ...
                                                                          Price guide: €70 (1 guide per coach)                           as Sint-Truiden, Borgloon, Bilzen and                 Enough to fill out your day and get
                                                                          Reservations:                              Tongeren still boast centuries-old                    back home to the cosiness of the
                                                                          Duration: 2 h.                                                 monuments and cosy town centres.                      Capital of Taste.

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Stay                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stay

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                                                                 GING                                                                                                                          GING

                                                 Holiday Inn Express Hasselt ***               Vous lé Vous***                                                               Het Zummerheem*                           YOUTH HOSTEL
                                                 89 rooms (city centre)                        8 rooms (rural area)                                                          9 rooms (rural area)                      Hostel H
                                                 Thonissenlaan 37, 3500 Hasselt,               Wimmertingenstraat 76,                                                        Schuurstraat 5, 3511 Hasselt              120 beds (40 rooms with 2 to 6 beds)
                                                 + 32 11 37 93 00,                             3501 Hasselt (Wimmertingen),                                                  (Stokrooie), + 32 475 76 16 28,           (city centre)
                                       ,                         + 32 11 74 81 85,,                                         + 32 473 97 27 25,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Spoorwegstraat 80, 3500 Hasselt,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       + 32 11 45 50 81,,
                                                 Holiday Inn Hasselt ****                      YUP Hotel ***                                                                                                 
                                                 107 rooms (city centre)                       59 rooms (city centre)                                                        Le Petit Vélo***
                                                 Kattegatstraat 1, 3500 Hasselt,               Thonissenlaan 52, 3500 Hasselt,                                               4 rooms (city centre)                     HOLIDAY LODGINGS
                                                 + 32 11 24 22 00,,         + 32 11 23 11 11,,                                          Maastrichtersteenweg 152,                 6 Zinnen
                                                                                                                        3500 Hasselt, + 32 479 83 69 01,          4 rooms (city centre)
          hotels                                                                                                                       Bloonwinning****            ,
                                                 Hotel Marie**                                                                                                                                                         Luikersteenweg 6, 3500 Hasselt,
          Charm hotel Het Menneke**
                                                 5 rooms – only from Sunday evening
                                                                                               GUEST ROOMS                             6 rooms (rural area)                                + 32 477 56 54 99,,
          5 rooms (city centre)                                                                                                        Oosterbeekstraat 60, 3500 Hasselt                                     
                                                 until Friday morning (city centre)            Aan de Lombaardhof                                                            Le Refuge****
          Maastrichterstraat 48, 3500 Hasselt,                                                 1 room (city centre)                    (Sint-Lambrechts-Herk),
                                                 Guffenslaan 47, 3500 Hasselt,                                                                                               4 rooms (rural area)
          + 32 11 32 31 34, + 32 477 27 53 02,                                                                                         + 32 496 99 38 11,
                                                 + 32 11 21 03 70,,         Lombaardstraat 42, 3500 Hasselt,                                              Kiewitstraat 247, 3500 Hasselt            HOLIDAY HOUSES
,                                                                  + 32 11 22 96 79,             ,
                                                                                                                                                  (Kiewit), + 32 11 33 26 64,               Abeljano****
                                                                                                                                                                   ,                   Holiday house for up to 6 pers.
                                                 Parkhotel ***                       
          Charm hotel ’t Hemelhuys***                                                                                                  Chambres b’Hôtes****                             (rural area)
                                                 28 rooms (rural area)
          8 rooms (city centre)                                                                Abeljano****                            4 rooms aboard the ship                                                         Smetstraat 36, 3501 Hasselt
                                                 Genkersteenweg 350,                                                                                                         Maris Logies****
          Hemelrijk 15, 3500 Hasselt,                                                          1 room (rural area)                     ‘Le Fabuleux Destin’ (city centre)                                              (Wimmertingen), + 32 495 53 24 27,
                                                 3500 Hasselt, + 32 11 21 16 52,                                                                                             5 rooms (rural area)
          + 32 11 35 13 75,,                                                 Smetstraat 36, 3501 Hasselt             Kempische Kaai 68, 3500 Hasselt,                                      ,
                                       ,                                                                                                Van Groesbeekstraat 6, 3511 Hasselt
                                                                     (Wimmertingen), + 32 495 53 24 27,      + 32 476 23 29 41,                                                    
                                                                                                                                           (Kuringen), + 32 11 25 03 18,
          Charm hotel Villa Saporis***                                                                                                                                       + 32 486 33 15 01,                        Het Demerhuisje****
                                                 Park Inn by Radisson Hasselt ***    
          8 rooms and 2 suites (city centre)                                                                                                                       ,                      Holiday apartment for 2 pers.
                                                 84 rooms (city centre)
          Kuringersteenweg 124, 3500 Hasselt,                                                  Amuse-Couche***                         De Kiezel****                                       (city centre)
                                                 Sint-Jozefsstraat 10.2.2, 3500 Hasselt,
          + 32 11 91 09 23,,                                                  4 rooms (rural area)                    4 rooms (rural area)                                                            Demerstraat 42, 3500 Hasselt,
                                                 + 32 11 71 88 80,                                                                                                           ‘t Goed Leven***
                                                                       Herkenrodebosstraat 86,                 Kiezelstraat 71, 3500 Hasselt                                                   + 32 475 57 74 08,,
                                       ,                                                                                            3 rooms (rural area)
                                                                                               3511 Hasselt (Kuringen),                (Godsheide), + 32 478 21 55 22,                                       
          Dai Hotel***                                                                                                                Sint-Amandusstraat 32, 3511 Hasselt
                                                                                               + 32 11 75 05 75,                       + 32 11 76 17 44,
          9 rooms (rural area)                                                                                                                                               (Stokrooie), + 32 494 86 48 04,           Stadshuisje 36****
                                                 Pax*                                ,        ,
          Genkersteenweg 352, 3500 Hasselt,                                                                                                                        ,                 Holiday house for up to 6 pers.
                                                 9 rooms (city centre)                          
          + 32 11 32 50 13,,                                                                                                                                              (city centre)
                                                 Grote Markt 16, 3500 Hasselt,
                                                                     Bij Lieve en Jos**                      Guesthouse Dusart**                                                             Gaarveldstraat 36, 3500 Hasselt
                                                 + 32 11 22 38 75,,                                                                                         Villa des Roses***
                                                                                               6 rooms (rural area)                    5 studios (city centre)                                                         (Runkst), + 32 11 27 55 44,
          De Groene Hendrickx***                                                                                                                    2 rooms (city centre)
                                                                                               Heidestraat 51, 3500 Hasselt,           Congostraat 9, 3500 Hasselt,                                                    + 32 494 45 31 47,
          22 rooms (city centre)                                                                                                                                             Luikersteenweg 66, 3500 Hasselt,
                                                 Radisson Blu Hotel, Hasselt ****              + 32 11 22 10 85, + 32 496 73 67 42,    + 32 475 32 54 29,                                                    ,
          Zuivelmarkt 25, 3500 Hasselt,                                                                                                                                      + 32 476 48 46 93,
                                                 126 rooms (city centre)             ,        ,                                          
          + 32 11 28 82 10,                                                                                                                                        ,
                                                 Torenplein 8, 3500 Hasselt,                   
                                                 + 32 11 77 00 00,
                                                                                                          Het Koetshuis***
                                       ,                                                                                       Wellness Hasselt B&B****
                                                                                                                                       5 rooms (rural area)
          De Wimmer*                                                                                                              3 rooms with wellness in the room
                                                                                                                                       Sint-Maartenplein 56, 3512 Hasselt
          4 duplex rooms (rural area)                                                                                                                                        (rural area)                                     Would you like to put
                                                 The Century**                                                                         (Stevoort), + 32 11 74 44 78,
          Luikersteenweg 516, 3501 Hasselt                                                                                                                                   Tulpinstraat 33, 3500 Hasselt (Kiewit),         together a customised
                                                 10 rooms (city centre)                                                      ,
          (Wimmertingen), + 32 11 21 55 38,                                                                                                                                  + 32 11 27 43 76,                             well-rested and hospitable
                                                 Leopoldplein 1, 3500 Hasselt,
,                                                                                                       Het Witte Huys****          ,                     multi-day programme?
                                                 + 32 11 22 47 99,,
                                                                                                             1 room (rural area)                                 We are happy to help. Mail to
                                                                                                                                       Luikersteenweg 248 C, 3500 Hasselt,                                           
          Hassotel ***                                                                                                                                                                                                      and we will contact you.
                                                                                                                                       + 32 497 15 20 00,
          35 rooms (city centre)
          Sint-Jozefsstraat 2-10,
          3500 Hasselt, + 32 11 23 06 55,

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Practical Information


                                                   Practical Information

          How do I book                                                                            Where can I park the coach?
          my group visit?                                                                          Coaches are not allowed in the city
          Fancy a day’s outing or a group                                                          centre. There is free parking along the
          stay with your group, association,                                                       Koning Boudewijnlaan. This access
          company, friends ... Book at                                                             road is located at walking distance to
          least 14 days before your visit via                                                      the centre. The ten parking places for
 Would you like to                                                   coaches are always available – except
          have lunch or dinner in a group? See                                                     during the Hasselt Fair (15 September
          page 38. Want to stay the night? Then                                                    until 23 September 2018).
          check out our list on page 42-43 and                                                     GPS: Koning Boudewijnlaan,
          take your pick.                                                                          3500 Hasselt
          Still no clue about the programme
          you want to put together? We are          What if our group
          happy to help. Please contact Tourist     is very small?
          Information                               No problem. We can also put together
          Hasselt on weekdays between 10h00         most of the programmes for smaller
          and 17h00. Call + 32 11 23 95 42 or       groups. Feel free to ask us about the
          mail to        possibilities. The group tariffs men-
                                                    tioned in this brochure only apply to
          Are there programmes                      groups of 15 persons or more. Smaller
          for people with                           groups are just as welcome. But the
          a physical disability?                    individual tariff will be charged.
          Yes. We draw up a nice programme
          that perfectly meets the wishes and       Where can I rent a bike
          the possibilities of your group.          and how much does it cost?
                                                    A rental bicycle from Fietsparadijs            Are customised
          Are programmes for                        Limburg costs €10 per day. Reserva-
          schools of groups with                                                                   programmes available?
                                                    tions can be made by calling the free
          schoolkids available?                                                                    Yes, we will gladly put them together
                                                    number 0800 96 96 7 (option 2). From
          Of course. Here too: we are happy                                                        for you. Do not hesitate to contact us.
                                                    abroad: + 32 495 52 42 26. Emails
          to consult with you and pour your         can be sent to fietspunthasselt@               what are the invoice data?
          educative wishes and expectations                                    Tourist Information Hasselt
          into a great programme. Take a quick
                                                    Let us know whether you will be                IBAN: BE84 4500 6085 8159
          look at
                                                    picking up the bike at the station in          BIC: KREDBEBB
          Are there programmes for                  Hasselt or at the Herkenrode Abbey             Company number: BE 0207 466 964
          people on a limited budget?               Site?
          Yes. The museums and some of the          Fietspunt Station Hasselt
          other attractions in Hasselt apply        Stationsplein 2-6, 3500 Hasselt
          a social tariff. Ask us or the Rap op     Fietspunt Herkenrode Abbey Site
          Stap agency in your neighbourhood         Herkenrode Abbey 4,
          for more information. Learn more via      3511 Hasselt (Kuringen).
                                                                                                           Discover Hasselt with
                          Information and opening hours                       the 48-hour card! Ideal for
                                                    for both locations:                                 small groups. You can find
                                                                               more information at
                                                                                                or in
                                                    Please note: All listed prices are meant for          the tourist information
                                                    individuals. Tourist Information Hasselt is                 magazine.
                                                    not responsible for possible price changes.

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