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Herkenrode Abbey

Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
+32 11 23 96 70
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Better abbeys exist to visit, but a lovely garden

Herkenrode Abbey is one of many abbeys that you can visit in Belgium. On certain dates in the... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Leuven, Belgium
Very interesting

Historically the abbey is very interesting. I don't live in Belgium but as a child I do remember... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
serge d
Chipata, Zambia
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Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Herkenrode Abbey is one of many abbeys that you can visit in Belgium. On certain dates in the summer there are free tours which are a great way to learn more about the history of this abbey, that unfortunately, has undergone many alterations and had...More

Thank Luecht
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Historically the abbey is very interesting. I don't live in Belgium but as a child I do remember the abbey as being decrepit. Seeing the restoration now is fantastic, a lot of patient and careful work has gone into this. There is a good museum...More

Thank serge d
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The building itself is not spectacular but interesting enough to warrant the entrance fee. Not many original objects, but pictures and models. The garden is much more interesting. Well kept and laid out. Worth a visit.

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Over the last two decades, the abbey has been beautifully restored and given a new purpose. The expansive and educational herbal garden, by itself, is more than worth a visit. The surrounding area is worth exploring on bicycle as well.

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This takes a bit of finding, but was well worth it. Parking is free and we visited on a hot sunny day outside of school holidays. The museum story was very interesting. We were supplied with English audio guide which worked very well. Outside were...More

Thank minsterman66
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nicely restored building with a small museum and a garden area which is slowly maturing. Easy to reach with ample parking space.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Herkenrode abbey is an old and quite impressive site. It is worth a visit, but I would recommend skipping the museum. Entry is 5 euros, and for that you get an elaborate explanation of the history of the abbey, starting with the counts of...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I visited this abbey recently and was not disappointed. We took the guided tour and it was very interesting to find out what has happened right there over all those years. Well worth a visit and it is also nice to take...More

Thank Kate077
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The site is impressive. You can walk hours around. The buildings are nicely restored. The herb garden needs a visit. You can also have there a very nice Belgium beer.

1  Thank R-de-Bloeme
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Going exploring this beautiful place with the kids, was really great. There are different possibilities for them to discover the history. During summer time they can try to find the "Treasure". Really Nice!

Thank Ilse M
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