Top things to do

Museum in Tienen

Het Toreke

Tucked into the yard behind the tourist office (from where you access it), this museum's collection mostly celebrates the rich grave finds from Roman Tienen, with highlights including a vividly recreated funerary sc…
Church in Tienen

Sint-Germanuskerk

Sitting on Tienen's central rise, Sint-Germanuskerk's remarkable early-13th-century belfry is a towering Romanesque structure topped by 16th-century octagonal topknot.
Church in Tienen

Grimde Necropolis

Push open the door of this 13th-century former church and you'll see not pews but the flower-decked graves of 145 brave Belgians who died in August 1914 attempting to stop the German advance during WWI.
Church in Tienen

OLV-ten-Poelkerk

The impressive if oddly shaped church of OLV-ten-Poel has a soaring 70m 15th-century tower in white stone capped by a 1654 baroque spire and fronted with empty statue niches.
Coffee in Tienen

Ma Façon

With artistically glazed earthenware cups and hefty unvarnished wooden bench tables, Ma Façon is part gin bar, part crockery store, but predominantly a comfortably hip place for superb coffee (€3 to €4.50).
Archaeological Site in Tienen

Drie Tumuli

The most unique evocation of Tienen's rich Roman heritage is this trio of grave mounds commemorating Marcus Probius Burrus. Left overgrown for a century after their original excavation in 1892, the site was relandsc…