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Top Choice Area in Diest

St-Katharinabegijnhof

Centred on a 14th-century church and sporting a few artists’ studio-galleries, this picturesque village-within-a-village is a five-street grid of lovely antique houses retaining an unusually authentic aura. The site…
Church in Diest

St-Sulpitius Church

St-Sulpitius Church is built in two discordantly different colours of stone. Lacking a substantial tower, its exterior seems oddly thrown together, but inside the nave is an impressive series of soaring Gothic vault…
Barbecue in Diest

Gasthof 1618

At the northeast corner of the begijnhof, this antique-styled hostelry has a manorial charm with a central barbecue hearth and a lovely rear terrace area, with trees reducing the noise of passing cars.
Cafe in Diest

De Kapel

In the historic chapel-house facing the begijnhof church, this little cafe-bar comes into its own on summer afternoons when shaded tables spill out onto the grass. The very simple food selection is limited to soup (…