We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Herkenrode Abbey

Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
+32 11 23 96 70
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
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
Luecht
,
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
Read all 174 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good56%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
CONTACT
Website
Call
Write a ReviewReviews (174)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

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

Thank RHAHJ
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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Hasselt
Domein Bovy
5 reviews
3.38 km away
Soete-Wey Hostellerie
20 reviews
3.92 km away
YUP Hotel - Different Hotels
235 reviews
4.77 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hasselt
244 reviews
4.81 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Het Bolderke
50 reviews
3.48 km away
Savarin
36 reviews
3.51 km away
Da Gennaro
16 reviews
3.73 km away
Pret-a-Gouter
59 reviews
3.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Circuit Zolder
25 reviews
4.03 km away
Platwijers
7 reviews
4.37 km away
Jenever Museum
237 reviews
5.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Herkenrode Abbey staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit