Top things to do in Hasselt

Top Choice Museum in Hasselt

Bokrijk Openluchtmuseum

One of Europe’s largest open-air museums, Bokrijk Openluchtmuseum offers a nostalgic look at Flanders’ past, with over 100 old buildings originally reassembled here in 1958. Many have since been (or are being) metic…
Museum in Hasselt

Nationaal Jenevermuseum

Hasselt has been at the centre of the jenever (gin) industry since the 17th century, and this beautifully restored 19th-century distillery houses a comprehensive and well-presented museum on the subject, as well as …
Forest in Hasselt


This delightful botanical garden is directly north of Bokrijk Openluchtmuseum. However, access is a bit of a fiddle from there: although all three entrances are on the south side, the direct gate between the sites i…
Food & Drink in Hasselt

Hasseltse Jeneverfeesten

The highlight of this popular festival comes on Saturday at 3pm when the town's little Borrelmanneke (barrel-carrying man) fountain is briefly replumbed to flow with jenever (gin).