Hasselt Local Customs

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    Jesus ??

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 20, 2006

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    Jesus in Hasselt, Belgium

    Okay you tell me, is this an actor portraying Jesus or what...we saw this guy all dressed up with no camera crew, so it was not a film, with no photographers, so it was not a fashion show or photo shoot, no other "characters", so it was not a cult gathering.....and even stranger was that while people would glance at him you could not really say anyone was paying him any direct attention...REAL strange.

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    Comic art

    by Helga67 Written Feb 29, 2004

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    Cartoons

    If you have been to Brussels, you have surely seen a lot of nice cartoons painted on walls of houses. Belgium is the land of several comic strips, among which Tintin is the most famous one.

    Lately, I have noticed that the city of Hasselt has also started to paint their open spaces with Belgian comic strips.

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    Gin

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    A dram

    Hasselt being the number one for Gin, you should, at least, try this beverage once. It will be served in a little glass and you can choose out of more than a hundred flavours. The one, I like the most is the lemon gin.

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    Local beer

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    Hapkin beer

    Try one of the local beers.

    Michael Jackson wrote in his book "The Great Beers of Belgium": "HAPKIN has a very good, fresh, flowery, saaz hop aroma, a very big, creamy head, a soft malt caracter, and a spritzy, perfumy,fruitiness, drying toward the finish".

    My husband did the test and agreed with Michael :-)

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    Het Borrelmanneke.It is a...

    by B_Caro Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Het Borrelmanneke.

    It is a bronze fountain that symbolized the gin tradition of Hasselt.

    Once a year, during the Hasseltse Jeneverfeesten (3th weekend of October), it is real Hasseltse Jenever that is coming out of this fontain !

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    Beer

    by Polly74 Written Jun 9, 2004

    I found beer in Hasselt to be very good.
    I'm fond of white beer and that's what I firstly ordered when sitting in a nice Bistro in the central square.

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    Hasseltse coffee

    by Helga67 Written Feb 29, 2004

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    Hasseltse coffee

    I suppose you already know what this kind of coffee is?

    It's like Irish coffee but instead of using whisky you use the famous gin of Hasselt.

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    Local delicacies

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    local delicacies in Hasselt

    Try one of the local tarts, you can buy them at the bakery. They are well-known for being just delicious.

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    Mmmmm guess that would be shopping and drinking

    by nighthawk Updated Jan 31, 2003

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    Municipal building

    At least it was like that during holiday season, do not know what effect the € € has had on the shopping behaviour of our friendly neighbours, the Belgium.

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    And this little fellow is Het...

    by B_Caro Written Aug 24, 2002

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    And this little fellow is Het Demermanneke.
    According the legend, he is the personification of a waterdevil, who is continuously teasing and bothering people.

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    The bronzen statue of Hendrik...

    by B_Caro Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The bronzen statue of Hendrik en Katrien, on the Grote Markt.

    According to the tradition, they were the first inhabitants of Hasselt.

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