In Bilzen, the Grand Commandary "Alden Biesen" is a national and international cultural tourist attraction. Experience the history of the castle of Alden Biesen in the unique total spectacle of the Bilzen Mysteries. In addition, Bilzen has a choice of restaurants and several cafés around the extremely lively market square. In our blog post, we cover "Bilzen Mysteries: The Conspiracy" in more detail! (opens new tab)
Maastricht is a true city of culture with a Burgundian streak. Past and present alternate not only in architecture, but also in cultural offerings. From underground cultural treasures and characteristic towers to all kinds of exhibitions. Maastricht is known for its many good restaurants, its brown cafés, and, of course, its particularly colourful carnival (Vasteloavend). It is also home to the annual André Rieu concerts on the Vrijthof square.
Tongeren is Belgium's oldest city and has a very rich past. There are numerous museums, such as the Gallo-Roman Museum. Every Sunday, there is the famous international antiques market.
The Dutch wine tradition has its origins in Roman times; after the Middle Ages, the Dutch wine tradition gave way to other forms of agricultural activity. In 1970, the first vines returned to the southern slopes of the Jeker valley, at the Apostelhoeve. The Apostelhoeve, one of Limburg's most beautiful spots on top of the Louwberg, is home to the Netherlands' oldest and one of the largest wine estates in the Netherlands.
Between Tongeren and Maastricht, along the old Roman road, in the municipality of Riemst, lies Belgium's only wine castle. Not by chance, as the Romans already had vineyards in this region.
With 22 hectares of vineyards, Wine Castle Genoels-Elderen is the largest wine estate in the country and welcomes 15,000 visitors a year. Expert guides lead you through the park, the vineyards, the rose garden, the distillery, the press house, and the 13th-century wine cellars. Make your visit a day in Limburg. Enjoy specialties in nearby restaurants and visit sights in the area.
Hasselt is a culturally rich city. There are numerous museums, such as the Jenever Museum, the Fashion Museum, art centre Z33, museum Heilig Paterke, the Carillon Tower, and much more!
Bokrijk is best known for its Open-air museum with a collection of historic buildings and authentic interiors. There is a beautiful open-air playground and a vast cycling and walking paradise.