As the capital of Limburg, Hasselt has everything for a successful city trip or day out. Fashionistas indulge themselves in exclusive boutiques and hip concept stores spread across the city. In the street scene you encounter cool street art everywhere. You can completely relax in the green outskirts of the city. Or sit down on one of the many cozy terraces. In the evening you can choose from numerous restaurants, each with its own kitchen.

Hasselt for fashion gurus

Hasselt is one of the most exclusive shopping and fashion cities in the country. From small streets with exclusive and alternative boutiques to large shopping streets and the real shopping boulevard Quartier Bleu, here you will find it all within walking distance of each other. Fashion aficionados pop into the Fashion Museum, where there is always an exhibition on fashion history and contemporary trends.

Inside the Hasselt Fashion Museum

Culture, from museum to wall

Those who want to soak up some culture will not be disappointed. This city is the place to be for street art lovers. Many facades are beautifully decorated. If you don't want to miss a single graffiti gem, use the Street Art Cities app. Z33 - House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture - is located next to the Begijnhof in the middle of the city, and recently got a completely new exhibition building. In Het Stadsmus, a city museum for young and old, you can learn more about the historical heritage of the city.

Facade with street art in Hasselt

Hasselt tastes good

The gourmets among us are also in the right place in Hasselt. From breakfast to dinner: there is no shortage of tasty places to go. Have a drink in one of the taverns on the Fruitmarkt, the Grote Markt or the Kolonel Dusartplein. Jenever is the drink of Hasselt par excellence. They are so fond of this liqueur that they have a whole museum about it, the Jenevermuseum. And yes, you will not leave without a taste test! Another delicious regional product is the speculaas from Hasselt.

Three friends have lunch at La Bottega in Hasselt

Greenery in the city

Between the city center and the ring road you come across the Japanese Garden, a touch of Japan in Limburg. Here you relax surrounded by clattering waterfalls and cherry blossoms and be immersed in Japanese culture. Herkenrode Abbey is located in the middle of a landscape of ponds, orchards, fields and canals. In this former women's abbey you will learn all about the fascinating history of 600 years of women at Herkenrode. There is also a lot to discover around the site. It is the gateway to the extensive De Wijers nature reserve and the starting point for a number of beautiful hiking trails. You will find even more greenery in Domain Kiewit. Galloway cattle graze freely in this nature reserve.

Two girls take a selfie in front of the waterfalls of the Japanese Garden in Hasselt