De Boulevard, brasserie at Holiday Inn Hasselt, offers you delicious, healthy dishes with a Belgian touch
Stroll through Hasselt’s serene Japanese Garden, the largest of its kind in Europe, just 3km from Holiday Inn Hasselt. Cherry trees, trickling waterfalls and ponds teeming with carp add an eastern aura to the Flemish city. Entry is free for kids under 12.
Get behind the wheel of a racing car to try your hand at high-octane track driving at Circuit Zolder, a former Formula 1 venue 12km from Holiday Inn Hasselt. Exciting spectator events include cyclo-cross, Aston Martin rallies and motorbike racing.
Nearby Demerstraat is Hasselt’s shopping mecca. Chic boutiques, perfumeries and shoe shops line this long, pedestrianised shopping street. For designer Belgian goods head for Kapel- & Aldestraat and choose Grote Markt for nice fresco cafes.
Going wild at Plopsa Indoor Hasselt theme park, 4.5km from the Holiday Inn Hasselt. Rides like the 90km-per-hour rollercoaster and the SuperSplash pirate ship get pulses racing. Meet the gnomes in Plop’s Woods and dodge the Dancing Fountains in Village Square.
Pick up a tourist map from Holiday Inn Hasselt’s Front Desk and seek out Hasselt’s museums. Try Fashion Museum for flamboyant fashions and the Jenever Museum for local juniper gin. See traditional, rustic Flemish houses at Bokrijk Open Air Museum, 9km away.
At junction 91 on the cycle route network you cycle through the water. You don’t need to wear wellies or a wetsuit, because, as luck would have it, you stay on dry land. But the cycle path takes you through the pond from one bank to the other. And at one point you cycle with the surface of the water at eye level on both sides. That’s fun!
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In Pijnven you can cycle through the trees. Cycling through a forest environment is a special experience for the senses. This cycle path safely takes you into higher realms. Quite literally – because you cycle around a double circle up to a height of 10 metres between the trees. You can see, feel and smell nature’s splendour.
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Between cycle route junction 154 and 155 (appr. 20km)
At junction 169 on the cycle route network (appr. 27km)