TONGEREN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
Oldest city in the country
A day out or a weekend? Combine your visit to the Gallo-Roman Museum with a voyage of discovery through Tongeren, the oldest city in Belgium. Take a stroll in the shadow of the Roman and medieval city wall, admire the Gothic-style Our Blessed Lady Basilica and enjoy the religious art in the related treasury. Greet the statue of Ambiorix on the Main Market Square, browse around the Beguinage, walk under the Moeren Gate and relax in the unique Roman cloister. There is no shortage of splendid eateries, cafes, shops and activities. Every Sunday morning the centre is transformed into the largest antique and flea market in the Benelux area. You can discover art and culture in the Velinx Arts Centre and during the annual B-Classic (Festival of Flanders).
If you still have some time left over you can set off exploring the delightful Haspengouw, Belgium’s fruit-growing region. The programme features parishes, castles and square farms, orchards, hiking trails, a seemingly endless bicycle route network, local dishes, comfortable guest rooms, ... The perfect spot to relax.
Further information and contact
Tongeren Tourist Office
+ 32 (0)12 80 00 71
Limburg Tourist Office
+32 (0)11 30 55 00