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
Kasteel Nieuwenhoven StreekCafé
Toeristisch onthaalkantoor Sint-Truiden
route maps in the shop behind the information desk.
01/11/2017- 31/03/2018: 9 h - 12.30 h. & 13 - 17 h.
1/04/2018 - 31/10/2018: 9 h - 17 h.
closed: 4/03/2019, 25-26/12, 31/12, 01/01/2019
Grand Café Stayen
The terrace overlooking STVV’s football field is a real asset. Children can enjoy themselves in the kid’s corner.
If you are looking for peace and discretion, you can head to the business area in Coin Cuisine, where a customized business lunch or dinner is served daily.
Relive the rich history of the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen during a night-time multimedia walk packed with surprises. A feast for the senses, unique in Belgium!
With a tablet in your hand and headphones on your ears, you make an unprecedented multimedia journey through 800 years of history of the Teutonic Order.
From the Brethren Knights on crusade, over dancing nymphs in the romantic Temple of Minerva, to a devastating fire ... Immerse yourself in the enchanting scenery of Alden Biesen and a fascinating story based on true events.
Fietsen in Haspengouw
Fietsverhuur Alden Biesen in Bilzen
Visitors centre Alden Biesen
Kasteelstraat 6 - Bilzen