The Virga Jesse church.
Virga Jesse is honoured because of the many miracles she did.
This basilica is the third building. The first collapsed in 1727 and the second was destroyed during WWII.
You can find this church at the Kapelstreet
This fountain symbolizes the economical cycle of the gin industry. The pulp of the distilled grain was given to the pigs and cows. The animal's manure was used to better the grain fields. Better ground, more grain, more raw materials for the gin industry and more food for the animals.
Once a year, during the gin festivities in October, real gin is coming out of the fountain.
discoverer Adrien de Gerlache lead the famous expedition to Antartica, for the first time in history they hibernate at this part of the world.
Adrien de Gerlache (1866 - 1934) was born in Hasselt and spend his youth at the boulevard where you can find his statue
At the big market we had an other coffee stop, this time on a warmed terasse always fun to sit outside on a cold winter Sunday morning.
People where bussy cleaning the Christmas tree, fortunately the crib was still on the market so I got make a picture of the beautiful statues.
At the shopping street we found this statue of a market women. My kids looked if she had something in her basket but besides some paper it was empty
My son discovered right across this statue a shop where they sold model aeroplanes and cars. He love that and was very disappointed that the shop was closed.
Shop till you drop!
You will never get tired of the many boutiques, luxury shops and speciality shops that are to be found in Hasselt. Here, you will definitely find that special dress you were looking for.
The open air museum near Hasselt and Zolder.
Another one day tripper from Gent !
Fondest memory: Fondest memory is the open green area - the old buildings - farms and expostion of old professions like it was many many years ago.
It is a park/Musea were you can walk hours and hours - just back into time !
Visit my hometown, St-Truiden.
Just sit down on one of the many terraces on the 'Grote Markt', which is one of the biggest of Belgium.
Fondest memory: The people in St-Truiden are very friendly.
PICTURE: the city hall.
Visit 'Bokrijk', a few km away from the center of Hasselt.
Fondest memory: It brings back the old days, with the memories of the old professions and the way of life og our grandparents.
It has a beautiful woods and you can make nice walks.
Children can play, people can eat or drink something, it is a GREAT DAY OUT!
One of the nice things about Hasselt (and many towns in Limburg) are the historic sites you can see as you walk.
Fondest memory: Walking Hasselt is a pure joy!
When Hasselt became capital of the province of Limburg in 1839, there was no town hall. The city had to wait 70 years before this town hall was built.
Today court of law is situated here.
Some restaurants still had some Christmas decorations, like these white Christmas trees.
Didn’t visit this establishment, however you can find it on the market.
On our tour we noticed a lot of statues in the city, for instance of these horses who symbolize power, movement and dynamic.
YOu can find this statue on Leopold square
Favorite thing: They are some good pubs in the center and two big clubs, Versuz and Atmoz, near by the center. It's a small city with a nice nightscene. And the finest Belgian girls... mmmm
Favorite thing: In Hasselt there are a large number of sculptures, works of art, monuments and memorials. Behind each of these items there is an interesting story from the history or folklore of Hasselt.