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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First-time visitor’s guide to Hasselt

Ever been to Hasselt? Hasselt, the capital of Belgium’s eastern-most province, is often overlooked by foreign visitors and Belgians alike. It doesn’t have the quaint charms of Ghent or Bruges, or the international cachet of Brussels or Antwerp—but that’s what makes a visit to Hasselt both surprising and rewarding. Each…

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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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