Culture and heritage

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You might generally associate Limburg with nature. We may not be the province with the greatest art cities, but there is no lack of culture!

Waterschei - © Eddy Daniëls

Mine, mine, mine

No period has influenced Limburg to the extent that the mining era did. And nowhere else in Flanders will you find as much mining heritage as in Limburg. Nowadays the mine sites of yesteryear have become interesting places that have been reinterpreted with respect for the past.

Tongeren - © Kristien Wintmolders

The first town in Belgium

The first town in Belgium is in Limburg! Nowhere else can you see so many remnants of Roman history than on the streets of Tongeren. Get ready to step back in time for a day.

Borgloon - © Robin Reynders

Open-air art

Think art belongs only in a museum? Not in Limburg. Here you can find art anywhere, even outdoors in nature during a walk. The works of art give an extra dimension to the landscape they are in.

Halen - © Luc Daelemans

Small stories from a Great War

World War I and Limburg? “What do they have to do with one another?” you might think. That was in western Flanders. But the war had an impact in Limburg too. It may not be the big stories from the front line, but it is the small stories from a Great War that leave an impression.