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Herkenrode Abbey

Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
+32 11 23 96 70
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Abbey with an interesting garden

The building itself is not spectacular but interesting enough to warrant the entrance fee. Not many... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
Beautifully restored

Over the last two decades, the abbey has been beautifully restored and given a new purpose. The... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Bob D
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“herb garden” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (6 reviews)
“audio guide” (2 reviews)
Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
+32 11 23 96 70
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The building itself is not spectacular but interesting enough to warrant the entrance fee. Not many original objects, but pictures and models. The garden is much more interesting. Well kept and laid out. Worth a visit.

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Over the last two decades, the abbey has been beautifully restored and given a new purpose. The expansive and educational herbal garden, by itself, is more than worth a visit. The surrounding area is worth exploring on bicycle as well.

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This takes a bit of finding, but was well worth it. Parking is free and we visited on a hot sunny day outside of school holidays. The museum story was very interesting. We were supplied with English audio guide which worked very well. Outside were...More

Thank minsterman66
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
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