In the neighborhood
  • What to do and what to know, a lot of info you can find here in English.
  • Beautifully landscaped and very well signposted walks, each starting from a village centre or a central place: Mettekoven, Nieuwenhoven, Rullingen, Vrijhern, Zammelen, Heks, Munsterbos, Alden Biesen, Grootloon, and Schulensbroek, etc.
  • Cycling and rent a bike
  • Hiking in Limburg
  • Maps for hiking and cycling in our holiday home.

Toerism Haspengouw

Torenhuis, Begijnhof 8

3800 Sint-Truiden

Tel: 011 / 69 58 59

Website in English

Hiking in several beautiful villages such as Gors-Opleeuw, Kuttekoven, Zammelen, Borgloon (small beautiful old center), and many other villages.

One hour drive to the Hoge Venen and the Ardennen. Nearby National Park Hoge Kempen.

45 minutes drive to "Zuid-Limburg" in The Netherlands. Very nice region, very beautiful walks. One example of a topwalk here.

Interesting cities with a historic city center, to shop and have fun (on 25 minutes tot 45 minutes drive): HasseltMaastricht, Leuven, Luik  (very large market Sunday at La Batte). C-Mine in Genk. Cities in HaspengouwsSint-Truiden and Tongeren (oldest city in Belgium and every Sunday the largest antique and brocante market in the Benelux).

Various bicycle, vespa and car routes have been developed for the region. Regional products can be found in the regional products shop in Borgloon. 

In Helshoven (nearby, on foot via a walk that leaves from the church): cafes, regional products, and restaurants. In spring and summer very nice blossoms and summer bars in the middle of nature.

Nice and good restaurants, taverns, pubs:

De Horne (Vechmaal)

In De Zwaan (Groot-Gelmen, 2km)

'T Huis Zonder Naam (Helshoven, 3km)

Nyde (Borgloon, gastronomisch)

Welkom India (heel lekkere Indisch)

d'EntrecĂ´te (Borgloon, grill restaurant)

Bottelarij Ulbeek

Marsnil (Batsheers)

Bioshop from a family of farmers at 10 minutes (Oreye) with fresh cheeses, artisan bread, meat from the farm. Nice shop with quality products.