Hasselt has nature
Herkenrode was once the richest women Abbey´s of the Netherlands. Today, this beautifully restored piece of history set the stage to fully relax. Stroll through the Herbs- and Inspiration Garden or go for a brisk walk on one of the many surrounding hiking trails. In the Abbey itself you can visit a permanent exhibition.
Herkenrode is also the gateway to the unique pond landscape The Wijers, also called ´the land of 1001 ponds `. Circular hiking trails take you through breathtaking natural beauty. You wander between fish ponds with reeds: a habitat for migratory and wading birds. You can spot the Egret and, with a little luck, even the Osprey.