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Herkenrode Abbey

Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
+32 11 23 96 70
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Magnificent building

Nicely restored building with a small museum and a garden area which is slowly maturing. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Paul S
Brussels, Belgium
Nice site, poor museum

The Herkenrode abbey is an old and quite impressive site. It is worth a visit, but I would... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
+32 11 23 96 70
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nicely restored building with a small museum and a garden area which is slowly maturing. Easy to reach with ample parking space.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Herkenrode abbey is an old and quite impressive site. It is worth a visit, but I would recommend skipping the museum. Entry is 5 euros, and for that you get an elaborate explanation of the history of the abbey, starting with the counts of...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I visited this abbey recently and was not disappointed. We took the guided tour and it was very interesting to find out what has happened right there over all those years. Well worth a visit and it is also nice to take...More

Thank Kate077
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The site is impressive. You can walk hours around. The buildings are nicely restored. The herb garden needs a visit. You can also have there a very nice Belgium beer.

1  Thank R-de-Bloeme
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Going exploring this beautiful place with the kids, was really great. There are different possibilities for them to discover the history. During summer time they can try to find the "Treasure". Really Nice!

Thank Ilse M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The cistercian abbey is a careful restaurated site where throughout the centuries Cistercian nuns lived and worked. On the first floor of the stables a well documented and visual picture of the history is given. We had a very enthusiastic guide who took us from...More

Thank 502Ton
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I only visited this place in occasion ef an event there organized and I have much appreciate the style of the place. I think I should visit it also during the day to enjoy the charm of this abbey.

Thank andreola2013
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We live in the neighbourhood of Herkenrode Abbey so we were in the opportunity to notice the hard work people performed on this site. In a few years the site has changed into a very attractive, open and friendly environment. There are expositions, beautiful herb-gardens,...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

First things first: the site is worth a visit. But there is a but... You can only truly appreciate the abbey when you have a guide around or if you've done some extensive research - without it it's just some old buildings (nice buildings though)...More

1  Thank Mollehol
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Nice place with interesting history; beautiful herb garden. The environment is beautiful; there are some hikes in the country around.

Thank Mia T
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