Haspengouw is situated in the south of Limburg and is mainly known for its fruit. The mainly rolling landscape is ideally suited to cultivating fruit and wine-growing. This region also has a very rich history, traces of which you can still see today.
The spring, when everything is in bloom, is the perfect time to come to Haspengouw. You always have to wait a little before knowing exactly when the blossom time will be, but that makes it all the better and more natural. As a rough guide, the best chance is probably in April.
Haspengouw has always been an important region. After all, the largest collection of monuments, castles, churches and other historic buildings in Limburg is in this area. Bilzen, Borgloon, Sint-Truiden, Tongeren... these are all towns that exude history.
What to do in the neighbourhood
De Weijers Hoven
It’s the perfect stopping place for walkers, cyclists, beer tasters and people who enjoy life. And enjoying life is what is done there!
It’s here where you can taste the Bink beers. These beers are made according to traditional methods. There's a large selection of 11 beers.
Teseum: treasury and cloister garden
The museum is located in the historical setting of the unique Romanesque tower and chapter house of Our Lady’s Basilica. In addition to a presentation of the historical church treasury, topics such as liturgy, saints, relics, and the chapter house are also included. With a walk-through “music box,” visitors may view and even listen to centuries-old scores. The museum story ends with the coronation festivities, the link to today and the current tradition.
And there’s more! You’re invited to an exclusive tour of the adjacent Romanesque cloister and lovely monastic garden, one of the city centre’s hidden treasures.
You will make a tour with a multimedia guide (iPod), a digital tool brimming with stories that will enthral young and old, as well as providing the information sought by real history enthusiasts. The multimedia guide is available in 4 languages.
Vesparoute.com - Toeren in Haspengouw
Enjoy nature and and a local dish and Vesparoute gives you an unforgettable day!
Various packages possible.