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Abdijsite Herkenrode

Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
+32 11 23 96 70
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Beautifull abbey and domain !

The museum gives an overview of the 600 years of history explained (audio guide) by the abbesses (a... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Joeri S
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Gistel, Belgium
Better abbeys exist to visit, but a lovely garden

Herkenrode Abbey is one of many abbeys that you can visit in Belgium. On certain dates in the... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2017
Luecht
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Leuven, Belgium
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“worth a visit” (6 reviews)
“audio guide” (2 reviews)
“restoration” (2 reviews)
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Herkenrodeabdij 4, Hasselt 3511, Belgium
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

The museum gives an overview of the 600 years of history explained (audio guide) by the abbesses (a very nice gimmick) - took us about 1,5 hours ... we also visited the herbs garden (very well laid out), but, as it was april, unfortunately still...More

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Herkenrode Abbey is one of many abbeys that you can visit in Belgium. On certain dates in the summer there are free tours which are a great way to learn more about the history of this abbey, that unfortunately, has undergone many alterations and had...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Historically the abbey is very interesting. I don't live in Belgium but as a child I do remember the abbey as being decrepit. Seeing the restoration now is fantastic, a lot of patient and careful work has gone into this. There is a good museum...More

Thank serge d
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

The building itself is not spectacular but interesting enough to warrant the entrance fee. Not many original objects, but pictures and models. The garden is much more interesting. Well kept and laid out. Worth a visit.

Thank Stephan1954
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Over the last two decades, the abbey has been beautifully restored and given a new purpose. The expansive and educational herbal garden, by itself, is more than worth a visit. The surrounding area is worth exploring on bicycle as well.

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This takes a bit of finding, but was well worth it. Parking is free and we visited on a hot sunny day outside of school holidays. The museum story was very interesting. We were supplied with English audio guide which worked very well. Outside were...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2016

Nicely restored building with a small museum and a garden area which is slowly maturing. Easy to reach with ample parking space.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

The Herkenrode abbey is an old and quite impressive site. It is worth a visit, but I would recommend skipping the museum. Entry is 5 euros, and for that you get an elaborate explanation of the history of the abbey, starting with the counts of...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2016

My husband and I visited this abbey recently and was not disappointed. We took the guided tour and it was very interesting to find out what has happened right there over all those years. Well worth a visit and it is also nice to take...More

Thank Kate077
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The site is impressive. You can walk hours around. The buildings are nicely restored. The herb garden needs a visit. You can also have there a very nice Belgium beer.

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