Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Hasselt, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2.5 km
Ascend 22 m
Descend 33 m

Explore Hasselt in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Hasselt

Sight 1: De Roode Poort

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De Roode Poort is a mansion at Schrijnwerkersstraat 7 in Hasselt.

Wikipedia: De Roode Poort (NL), Heritage Website

263 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Virga-Jessebasiliek

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The Virga Jesse Basilica is a basilica, formerly known as the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, in Hasselt, Belgium. It dates back to the 14th century, approximately 1334. The original chapel was replaced with the current church, which was completed in 1731. Prior to being elevated to the status of a basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1998, it was considered an auxiliary church of the church of St. Quentin, now St. Quentin Cathedral. The church and neighboring houses were heavily damaged by bombing during World War II in 1944. The rebuilt church, now the third church to be built in the same place, was dedicated to the then-bishop of Liège in 1951.

Wikipedia: Virga Jesse Basilica (EN)

230 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Sint-Quintinuskathedraal

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St. Quintin's Cathedral, dedicated to Quintinus, is located in the center of Hasselt. St. Quintin's Church became a cathedral when the diocese of Hasselt was founded in 1967. Until then, the inhabitants of the province of Limburg were members of the diocese of Liège. It is also the parish church of St. Quentin's parish. The cathedral choir enlivens the pontifical celebrations.

Wikipedia: Sint-Quintinuskathedraal (Hasselt) (NL), Heritage Website

346 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Begijnhof

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The beguinage of Hasselt is one of the so-called walled square type, located northeast within the Groene Boulevard adjacent to the Jenever Museum in the Witte Nonnenstraat, the Bonnefantenstraat, the Zuivelmarkt, the Badderijstraat and the Hasselt Limburg library. In its current form, the beguinage consists of a V-shaped series of thirteen houses with a courtyard situated around a square of 60 ares laid out as a garden, in which the ruins of the former beguinage church have been preserved. The current beguinage is the third beguinage in history.

Wikipedia: Begijnhof Hasselt (NL), Website, Heritage Website

1638 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 5: Japanese Garden

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The Japanese Garden of Hasselt is a park in the Belgian city of Hasselt. Designed in the traditional 17th-century style, it was donated to the Belgian city by the city of Itami. It is the largest Japanese garden in Europe.

Wikipedia: Japanese Garden of Hasselt (EN), Website


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