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Historic Site in Sint-Truiden

Festraets Studio

This working collection of four 1930s mechanical wonders is charmingly old-fashioned if far too slow-paced for most modern attention spans. The highlight of a 45-minute visit is the hourly striking of the main clock…
Brewery in Sint-Truiden

Wilderen Brouwerij

Some 3km west of Sint-Truiden's centre in the suburban village of Wilderen, this reborn 1743 brewery-distillery has a splendid half-timbered barn-cafe and loads of summer terrace space for tasting their sturdy Kanun…
Brasserie in Sint-Truiden


Tucked behind Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Nieuwscafe has remained fresh and inviting for two decades. By day it offers a calm, modern brasserie experience with competent, well-priced food covering global bases, with a da…
Church in Sint-Truiden

Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

From the 7th century, the relics of the local saint named St-Trudo made Sint-Truiden a major medieval pilgrimage centre. These relics are now housed in the treasury of this neo-Gothic church, which has a thousand-ye…
Church in Sint-Truiden


The 1258 Begijnhofkerk is fascinating for its wooden barrel-vaulted ceiling and the contrast between sparse elements of contemporary art and the 38 partially preserved medieval murals.
Tower in Sint-Truiden


This unrefined seven-storey tower is the most significant remnant of the former St-Trudo abbey church, dating partly from the 11th century but left as a shell following a 1975 fire. Climb the tower's shell to a roug…