Rich past and lively art
Besides the fruit, the region also houses a lot of interesting history, art, and heritage. Tongeren is one of the cities that breathes history. Ambiorix - the man who outsmarted Caesar - is already proudly waiting for you on the Grote Markt. If you want to know everything about Roman history and even more ancient times, visit the Gallo-Roman Museum. In the Teseum you can marvel at the most beautiful church treasures. Do you prefer to take your art treasures home? Then stroll around on the antique market on a Sunday morning.
In Haspengouw, castles and abbeys are scattered throughout the landscape, with the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen in Bilzen as the largest specimen. During your walk through Borgloon's rolling landscapes, you might just spot tents hanging in trees and a see-through church. They are part of the art project 'pit - art in open space': an absolute must-see during your visit to the region. Sint-Truiden has no fewer than 250 protected monuments. You pass the most beautiful ones following the Trudo monument walk. On top of the old abbey tower you have a magnificent view over the region.