Top 10 things to do in Hasselt

Among travelers, Hasselt isn’t as well known as some other Belgian cities. But that’s what makes it such a fun place to explore: it’s off the beaten path and there’s no tacky souvenir shops, no chain restaurants and no risk of running into busloads of tourists. It’s the real Belgium,…

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WWII memorial site in Vroenhoven

Three years after a new bridge over the Albert Canal in Vroenhoven officially opened amidst much fanfare, the ambitious multi-functional space built into the foundations of the modern structure has finally fulfilled its purpose. A new visitor’s center called “De Brug van Vroenhoven”, combining two permanent exhibitions with a restaurant…

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Industrial past meets a green future

Belgium’s only national park has a new gateway, and it’s unique in many ways. For one thing, it’s not actually located in Hoge Kempen National Park, but adjacent to it. And that’s not the only way in which Connecterra is different from the other five recreation areas that provide access…

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