Getting There & Away

Diest is a stop on the Brussels–Leuven–Tongeren and Antwerp–Lier–Liège train lines, both hourly via Aarschot (€3.40, 12 minutes) and Hasselt (€4, 15 minutes). For Leuven, hourly bus 370 (€3, 70 minutes) takes more than twice as long as the train (€5.50, 33 minutes).

To get to the Grote Markt (1.3km south) from the train station, turn left, veer right (crossing the Demer onto Weerstandplein), then continue down Statiestraat and Demerstraat.