12 things you must see in Hasselt
Get totally zen among the babbling waters and the (blossoming) cherry trees. The Japanese Garden celebrates his 25th anniversary in 2017.
You can find more info at www.japansetuin.be (closed at this time to 24 March 2018!)
Hasselt is still the jenever city par excellence. You’ll see the proof of this in the Jenever Museum. You’ll learn everything you need to know about jenever here. Don’t forget to enjoy your free drink in our tasting room.
You can find more info at www.jenevermuseum.be.
Street Art – walking and cycling route
If walls could talk… Well, in Hasselt, they can! Not with actual words, but with artwork. There are over sixty façades covered in irresistible street art. If you don’t want to miss out on any of the art or you’re curious about the artists’ stories, then be sure to pick up your free copy of the street art walking and cycling route map from the Hasselt Tourism Office so you can discover it all.
You can find more info at http://visithasselt.be/nl/fietsroute-graffiti-street-art-hasselt.
An old villa, atmospheric rooms, and everything to do with writers, readers, and books: this museum is a story in and of itself.
You can find more info at www.villaverbeelding.be.
Herkenrode Abbey site
Step back in time to the largest female abbey in the Netherlands. Impressive buildings, a tithing barn, a herb and inspiration garden, and a stimulating experience centre: this heritage site is a pearl of renovation and experience.
You can find more info at www.abdijsiteherkenrode.be.
Eager to experience that true Hasselt feeling? Then take come learn what it’s like to be our city. No other museum combines giants, miracles, and Medieval writers into a single, logical unit.
You can find more info at www.hetstadsmus.be.
The Old Cemetary
A mini Père Lachaise? It’s not an exaggeration. This old cemetery exudes an ambience like those in Gothic novels and Hammer Horror movies. Just without the vampires, luckily.
You can find more info at http://visithasselt.be/nl/oud-kerkhof.
Hasselt Fashion Museum
This museum is a must for every fan of fashion. Get acquainted with the museum that the entire fashion world is talking about. This is thanks to the internationally renowned exhibitions featuring superior work.
You can find more info at www.modemuseumhasselt.be
Two towers define the Hasselt skyline. The Radisson Blu has found a new home in one of these towers. The Sky Lounge on the 16th floor gives you a magnificent view of the entire city.
You can find more info at https://www.radissonblu.com/nl/hotel-hasselt/restaurants
An oasis of peace and art in the centre of the city.
You can find more info at http://visithasselt.be/nl/smaakroute-1
The 48-hour card
Tourist or Hasselt resident? It doesn’t matter. Hasselt has got loads of gifts for you thanks to the 48-hour card. Jewellery, gadgets, aperitifs, lunch, access to museums, free rental bikes and bus transport, etc. So many gifts for just €19.50 per card.
You can find more info at http://visithasselt.be/nl/hasselt-48-uur
Hours of shopping fun in this beautiful clothing and shoe boutique located in the former jenever distillery. Stylists will help you find the perfect outfit.
You can find more info at http://visithasselt.be/nl/even-binnenkijken-bij-la-bottega