Must see's and do's in the area
Gallo Roman Museum
In the year 15 B.C., the city Tongeren was a Gallo-Roman settlement. As the oldest city in Belgium, it's only logical that you can see and admire all the excavations from the region in the Gallo Roman Museum! Above all else, young and old can discover this museum, the multi layered story of the people in the Limburg region; from the prehistoric times to the end of the Roman conquest.
Antique market on Sunday
For more than 30 years, Tongeren is already full of life during the early hours on Sunday morning. More than 350 exhibitors and around 40 antique businesses stand at the largest antiques and flea market in the Benelux every week. Dutch, German, French, British and American visitors give the market an international allure.
Every Sunday from 6:00 - 13:00.
Genoels-Elderen Wine Castle
In 1990, the family Van Rennes has once again revived the ancient wine culture. The wine grapes in the beautiful countryside surrounding the castle Genoels-Elderen have made a comeback. With 22 acres of vineyards, this is the largest wine estate in the country. A guided tour takes you through the park, the vineyards, the rose garden, the distillery, the pressing house and the 13th century wine cellars.
Guided tours from Monday to Saturday. Open Monday to Saturday for tours. Individuals can join a group.
Located at 6 km (10 minutes) from the Eburon Hotel.3
Our blessed lady Basilica
Proudly governs the gothic tower of the Basilica of Our Lady of Tongeren its surroundings. It is one of the most beautiful religious buildings which enriches our country. The treasury of the OBL Basilica houses a unique collection of religious art dating from the 6th century to the 19th century.
Opening hours: daily from 9 to 5 (free entrance)
Bilzen Mysteries is located at The Grand Commandery Alden Biesen. You can discover this brand new attraction after sundown.With a tablet in your hand and headphones on your ears, you make an unprecedented multimedia journey through 800 years of history of the Teutonic Order.
From the Brethren Knights on crusade, over dancing nymphs in the romantic Temple of Minerva, to a devastating fire... Immerse yourself in the enchanting scenery of Alden Biesen and a fascinating story based on true events.
A virtual guide will show you the way. This guide is the Lord Biesen (interpreted by famous actor Jan Decleir). Duration of the attraction: aprox. 70 minutes.
From sunset to midnight (last admission at 11 pm), during the summer months until 1 am (last admission at midnight).
During (Belgian) holiday periods: daily
Outside (Belgian) holiday periods: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.