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An oasis of calm and luxury in Limburg



De Barrier: in this hotel with its starred restaurant Innesto, you can enjoy old-fashioned high quality. Situated in Limburg, near the Dutch border. 


The rooms are available from 15 pm on your arrival day. Do you want to arrive earlier? We'll store your luggage and you can get and out. This also applies to departure. Check-out time is 12:00.

Deluxe room

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De Barrier Houthalen Patio


Every day, a deluxe breakfast served from 7:00 until 10:00 on Monday to Friday and from 7:00 to 11:00 on Saturdays & Sundays.

Restaurant Innesto

Innesto let you enjoy a refreshing concept in a trendy and warm atmosphere. Both in the interior and in the kitchen there is focus on innovation, without losing the roots.

Chef Koen Verjans only works with top products. Sofie de la Riviere takes the role of hostess for her account with style. Together with a team of passionate employees they offer an evening or afternoon to often think back about. 

In Innesto restaurant you can go for lunch and dinner. Both à la carte or menu is served. Please book a table in advance.
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Restaurant Innesto


Grote Baan 9
3530 Houthalen

T. +32 (0)11 525 525

Opening hours

  • Monday Gesloten
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 | 19:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 | 19:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 | 19:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00 | 19:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 19:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday Gesloten

Let's meet

The meeting rooms of the Barrier can be used for seminars or meetings. All meeting rooms are equipped with audio-visual material and there are enough connection points for power & internet connection. All the rooms are air conditioned.

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Garden room

This garden room gives direct access to the garden and is ideal for family parties or business meetings.

  • 83 m²
  • Up to 75 people
Free quotation

Free quotation



This cosy room is perfect for small parties, private dinners or meetings.

  • 52 m²
  • Up to 40 people
Free quotation

Free quotation


Party room

This great hall has a unique view over the park. The large fireplace provides a cozy, warm atmosphere. Ideal for large parties or company meetings.

  • 344 m²
  • Up to 400 people
Free quotation

Free quotation


The garden

Perfect for parties and special events.

  • 200 a
Free quotation

Free quotation



Must see's and do's in the area



Ter Dolen

Ter Dolen is a medieval castle with a manor farm. The park, the avenues and the moat are an oasis of calm where you can reconcile the theory of beer (brewery tour) with the practice of beer tasting with each other.


Today, the renovated mine buildings of C-mine are home to several designers and artists such as the ceramic artist Piet Stockmans. You’ll also find the fashion and design academy, trendy eateries and the Euroscoop movie theatre there.

Why not visit the C-mine expedition while you’re there? It’s a unique and interactive experience going through the underground passages of the Winterslag mine buildings. At the end of the expedition, you’ll stand at the top of the 60m mine shaft with a spectacular view over the region.

Maasmechelen Village Outlet Shopping

With around 100 luxury brand stores, Maasmechelen Village Outlet Shopping is the largest shopping street in Limburg. Here, you will find the most famous international fashion brands at great discounts. Tip: You can also shop with a professional stylist.

Terhills Cablepark

Terhills Cablepark is famous for waterskiing and wakeboarding, which is suitable for young and old. Here, you are connected to an electrically driven cable, where you can be pulled over the water along with other people. Cable water skiing is similar to snow skiing in the way that you glide over the surface. Wakeboarding is very popular with younger people because of all the tricks and stunts they can do thanks to the obstacles in the water. Additionally, Terhills Cablepark has three cables which are suitable for beginners.

Karting Genk

Enjoy a sensational day at Karting Genk, where sport, fun and adrenaline complete each other perfectly! Whether you come with family, friends or colleagues, from a height of 1m25, you can let yourself completely go at our beautiful outdoor track of 550 meters.Dangerous? Not at all! At karting Genk we place “Safety First”.

When it rains, you get a rain suite which often makes it even more fun! After or in between your karting sessions you can relax in our bistro “A La Kart”. Enjoy a well-earned drink and a tasty snack with a lovely view over the famous race-track, where even Michael Schumacher comes to Genk for.

Bilzen Mysteries

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.

Opening times
From sunset to midnight (last admission at 11 pm), during the summer months until 1 am (last admission at midnight).

Opening days
During (Belgian) holiday periods: daily
Outside (Belgian) holiday periods: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday


Kelchterhoef is the park for families who are looking for tranquillity and a fun way to enjoy nature. The park is open to all and it's free.

Houthalen Golf Course

The LGCC course borders the "Tenhaagdoornheide" nature reserve with extremely varied holes meandering through the heathland and woodland. The finishing and maintenance of the track is at a very high level the whole year round, so a visit is a must both during the flowering season of the heath (from late July to mid-September) as well as during the other months of the year.

Zolder Race track

Racing as a pro or watch the professional racing drivers?


Private parking
De Barrier has ample parking for approximately 100 cars. This parking is free for hotel guests. In the vicinity, there is also a carpool parking.

It is possible to land a helicopter on the estate.

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