Limburg pie, Hasselt speculaas, Loon syrup... No doubt about it, Limburgers have got a sweet tooth. Fortunately, there are also healthy regional products: apples, pears, cherries, blueberries, asparagus,... And what about a locally brewed beer, a gin, or a top Limburg wine ... There is something for every taste!
Experience local Limburg
What is so special about regional products? They are grown, cultivated, or made by specialists whose heart and soul go into delivering the best quality. Local, sustainable, and made with passion - and it shows! During a guided tour you see how the story behind the product makes it ten times tastier!
Treats from Limburg
Take some treats from Limburg home with you. A delicious white wine as a souvenir, or pralines as a birthday present - doesn't sound bad, does it? You can find local delicacies in the specialist shops selling regional products.
Shop - Ruttermolen
It all started with a jar of jam, which quickly grew into a nice assortment of handmade products.
With both a cook's diploma in their pocket, this leads to real taste bombs. Think of homemade hazelnut spread, advokat the grandmotherly way and limoncello.
What they cannot harvest from the garden, they buy from local farmers. And the recipes? That is a mix of family recipes and their own experience. In short: a wonderful traditional story that has been awarded the Handmade in Belgium label.
Everything you find in the Ruttermolenwinkel doesn't just look delicious. Sometimes there are great family stories behind it, too. "Our tasty hazelnut spread is a recipe from my grandfather who founded "Nonkels natuurbrood". Delicious for on bread, rice cakes or croissants, for example. But also processed in cakes, this is to lick thumbs and fingers. It is sometimes called "grease gold".
If you are in the neighborhood of the bicycle junction 118-556 jump off your bike for a delicious refreshment with an ice cream. Our special flavors you should really try.
In addition to artisan products, Serge and Marica also sell the wool of their alpacas in their natural colors, alpaca hats and scarves. "Alpaca wool is very soft and warm. Seven times warmer than sheep's wool even!"
Serge and Marica's passion is perfectly reflected in their offerings. The enthusiasm with which they search for the best local ingredients, the precision with which they prepare everything: in a word, "fantastic!
“The Syrup Gourmets”
But also our wide range of chocolates and chocolate snacks are available throughout the year.
Guided tour or workshop chocolate processing in a traditional chocolate shop, with tasting and drink is possible by appointment.
Fruit Experience centre 'Stroopfabriek'
With a lot of fun and instructive experience modules, you follow the
path of a delicious piece of fruit from Borgloon at your own pace: from
burgeoning fruit to its processing into delicious regional products such as our syrup from Borgloon.
The fruit experience centre is very suitable for a visit with kids. Upon
arrival, they can pick up a brochure. Along the way, there are assignments
specially designed for a young audience. In a playful way, your children get to know all about fruit and its processing.
This unique industrial archaeological site also houses the new tourist reception. After your visit you can go there to spoil your taste buds. Come and visit the shop selling local products, which provides plenty of inspiration to get to work with in your own kitchen.
If you like to go out for dinner, you must visit bistro De Smaakfabriek on the ground floor of the syrup factory.