The museumTongeren has had a Gallo-Roman museum for many years. The first real museum opened in 1954. But the Royal Tongeren Historical and Archaeological Society collected items already as far back as 1854.In 1994, a new museum was opened, with better facilities to store and exhibit the large collection of historic remains.But very soon there was...more
The "Mijlpaalroute - Mile stone route" replaces the formar "Ambiorix-route".The goal is still the same though ... Discovering Tongeren and it's rich culture and history by walking these routes.There are 3 connecting routes in different colours - red, blue and green. The routes allow you to discover the historic town centre, the area just outside...more
UPDATE: these routes are no longer called Ambiorix-route. They are now called "Mijlpaalroute - Mile stone route" To discover the city and it's main monuments, you can walk the Ambiorix-route.It's a 4,5 km walk through town. The route is marked with bronze rivets (see picture) in the surface of the road. It takes you along the must-see monuments and...more
This is not really a "thing to do" in the sence that it is a site to visit ... But as everywhere, the tourist office can provide you with very useful information for your visit.They have a range of brochures available on what to see and do ... They also sell the brochure on the 'Mijlpaalroute/Mile stone route' here.If you like a guided visit, they...more
You can't miss this statue in the main square of Tongeren. This is a fella called Ambiorix who stopped Ceasar from invading and taking over the town. What a hero!! Aparently Tongeren is the oldest town in Belgium.....and we visited here all because of Kirsty! That is exciting!! :o)To Travelogue.more
The museum has 18,000 artifacts dating from prehistory through the Roman and Merovingian periods. The Roman period is especially well-represented, and includes huge and important collections of relics from Roman Atuatuca Tungrorum, its cemetery, and the surrounding countryside. In fact, from the province of Limburg alone, there are collections of...more
The Tongeren tourist train takes you to the most of the important tourists spots and main attractions and sights.The tour takes about 45 minutes and takes you around in the centre as well as outside the city walls.When ? :* april - 30 september : daily (exc. thursdays) 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.* march and october : every sunday 1 p.m. - 2...more
With Tongeren as a base, you can easily discover the surrounding area called Haspengouw.There are a lo o walking and cycling routes with signposts to guide you on your way whilst you are looking for a peaceful and suiet time discovering the nature and the neighbouring towns.On the way you can find a lot of (outdoor) cafés or restaurants to take a...more
In the wonderful beguinage in Tongeren, you can visit the church of Saint Catherine (St.-Catharinakerk / Begijnhofkerk).Built in 1294, this early-Gothic church has had a lot of renovations and re-builds.It contains a rich collection of art. Especially the woodcarvings and the paintings are an eyecathcher.Unless in group and with a guide, it can...more
Tongeren has a wonderful beguinage ! It is one of the oldest beguinages in Flanders and has been recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1998.This beguinage was founded in the middle of the 13th century. It was a "small town in a town" and was located near the river Jeker.The pittoresque houses are very well renovated, without loosing any of...more
The "Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Basiliek" with the impressive gothic bell tower are located in the centre of Tongeren, right on the market place (Grote Markt).The bell tower dominates the town and the surroundings, it can already be seen kilometres out of town.It took more than 300 years to build this Basilica. It is one of the finest religious buildings...more
De Schiervelstraat 10, Tongeren, 3700, Belgium
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Veemarkt 2, Tongeren, 3700, Belgium
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Heurstraat 47, Tongeren, 3700, Belgium
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We went here with my In-Laws to celebrate Adds Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary and since this was the first time ever that my In-Laws were able to celebrate with us I wanted it to be special and I needed the service to be in English and polite.This restaurant exceeded my expectations and I dont normally say that but from the personal welcome...more
We always ,always use this restaurant for our take out chinese food...why?..its simply the best we have ever found...we do take out because we like to watch movies while we eat chinese foood together ...but I am sure eating at the restaurant is good too The beef in black bean sauce (me)The Mihoen a la maison (everyone)The ko-lo-yuk and ko-lo-kai...more
We went here at the request of second oldest child for her grown up evening meal choiceBad choice!I dont like to give a 'bad' review as such but you can suffice to say that we will never go back.The food is not served to you it is a case of you have small plates and you choose from several bain maries of different chopped chicken of fish or...more
I told Johan, that while we were in Belgium, I must have my fix of Belgian Frites and the opportunity came in Tongeren as they had a "Frites" stand right in the centrum. They come in a paper cone and they put huge dollops of mayonaisse on them. Even their mayonaisse is different. They fry the french fries (oops frites ) in a special oil which make...more
After walking up a steep hill that leads away from the castle, you come upon a patio area which serves a little restaurant BRASSERIE APOSTOLHUIS. A light menu of sandwiches is served here. We thought it would be a good time for a coffee break, so that's exactly what we did. Hans and I had Koffie en Taart which was 3 Euros.more
Nice old Inn which was build in 1642. It's cosy and small. It kind off takes you back in time. It's a perfect spot for a drink after a visit to the antique market. They serve good food and excellent beers. A typical oldfashioned Belgian place. A lot off locals come here to enjoy a drink after work or on their day off. Even our queen Paola has...more
This is one off the bigger cultural centers in Limburg. They have nice concerts, plays and movies. Also they organise art exhibitions of different kinds.
The program of the next season is already on the website. It might be interesting to go to a concert of some of our Belgian artists. Like there is one in september by Laïs, or Jasper Steverlinck in november and Praga Khan in october.
Check their site for more info.Only minor the site is only in Dutch. If it's to hard to figure this out you can always call them for more info.
Dress Code: There is no specific dresscode. Be as you are.
The SIGHTSEEING TONGEREN train takes you to see all the important sites and monuments in Tongeren. Accompanied by a guide, up to 50 people can discover this old town in a nice, cozy carriage.
From April 1 until September 30.
Mondays through Sunday ( Except for Thursdays)
Duration: approximately 40 minutes.
Adults: 3.50 Euros
Seniors 60 plus: 3.00 Euros
Children 6 - 12: 2.00 Euros
Family" 10.00 Euros
In the 'Julianus shopping' there are all kinds of shops, selling from sports goods over jewelry to shoes, clothing,...You can discover the shops on the website.Located in the centre of the town, it offers an excellent starting point to discover the other shopping possibilities in our town.The shopping area is near (and even over) a parking...more
There are specific sunday when the storen in the centre are open. This is normally every first sunday of the month.The shops are open from 13h00 until 17h00.On these sundays there are often events going on in the centre.In 2013, these 'shopping sundays' are on:January 6February 3March 3April 7May 5June 2July 7August 4September 1October 7November...more
Sunday, July 31. 2005On Sundays, Tongeren is an international town. You will see Dutchmen, Germans, French and British. And I spotted at least two Canadians!! They all meet at the weekly antiques fair. When Johan mentioned there was a large antique market in Tongeren, I was ready to go. More than 50 traders and over 40 antique shops show their best...more
Tongeren was a cradle of christianity. It was known as the first sanctuary of the Holy Virgin.Every 7 years there are coronation celebrations, the "Kroningsfeesten". These celebrations are in honour of the miraculous statue "Causa nostrae Laetitiae".Along with this statue, a lot of other relics are carried out in the procession.There are 4...more
Every sunday morning there is an anique and curious market in Tongeren.In the past 30 years it has grown to become an international well known market. The market takes place the whole year, summer and winter, rain or sun.With over 350 vendors it is the largest in the Benelux. Tongeren also has around 40 antique shops where you can find antiques...more
The Festival of Flanders is a festival that already exists for almost 5 decades and became one of the most important widespread cultural events.Between june and december, over 550 concerts are organised in about 80 cities. It's not all classical music that is being performed. Festivals especially for street musicians are also on the program, as are...more
Known as Landcommanderij ALDEN BIESEN is supposedly the largest castle between France's Loire River and the Rhine River.The present building dates from the mid-16th to late 18th century. Besides the castle, there is a church, a gallery, an orangery and beautiful French-style gardens.It is now a cultural center of the Flemish Community.more
After leaving Tongeren, Johan took us to this fairy-tale castle called ALDEN BIESEN. As there was some type of function going on inside, we were not able to go in, but we did explore the grounds of the castle.Alden Biesen is located near the town of Bilzen on the E313 between Liege and Hasseltmore
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