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An oasis of tranquillity and luxury in Limburg


A unique wedding and event location in a green location

De Barrier Houthalen
De Barrier Houthalen

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De Barrier

An oasis of tranquillity & luxury 

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 3 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 11 AM.

Deluxe room

from € 129.00 Book now
De Barrier
De Barrier
De Barrier Houthalen Patio


Every day, a deluxe breakfast served from 7h00 until 09h30 on Monday to Friday, from 8am to 10h30 am on Saturdays and from 9am to 11h30 am on Sundays.

Adults: €30
Kids under 12 years old: €15

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 Closed
  • Tuesday 12u00 - 13u30 | 19u00 - 21u00
  • Wednesday 12u00 - 13u30 | 19u00 - 21u00
  • Thursday 12u00 - 13u30 | 19u00 - 21u00
  • Friday 12u00 - 13u30 | 19u00 - 21u00
  • Saturday 19u00 - 21u00
  • Sunday Closed

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.

Free quotation

Garden room

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

  • 83 m²
  • Up to 60 people
Free quotation

Free quotation



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

  • 52 m²
  • Up to 30 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 300 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

  • Studio Piet Stockmans

    Studio Piet Stockmans is the only company in Belgium that develops hard porcelain. The material and its production are identical to that of the best porcelain manufacturers in Bavaria and Limoges. This year, Pieter Stockmans will celebrate his 50-year anniversary of working with porcelain.

    Since setting up his studio in 1987, Pieter Stockmans has been exhibiting all over the world. Besides selling his work to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, he was also made cultural Ambassador of Flanders and has been awarded numerous prizes, including The Red Dot Award.

    One of the studio’s milestones was the development and production of the plate for Albert of Monaco’s wedding to Charlene Wittstock in 2011. Additionally the studio has developed tableware for a large number of Michelin star chefs such as Alain Ducasse (Louis XV - Monaco), Simon Taxacher (Rosengarten – AU), Peter Goossens (Hof van Cleve – B) and Sergio Herman (Pure C - NL).

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  • Terhills Cablepark

    Terhills Cablepark is famous for waterskiing and wakeboarding, which is suitable for young and old. 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,  one is suitable for beginners.

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  • C-mine

    The renovated mine buildings today are home to designers and artists such as ceramic artist Piet Stockmans, the design and fashion academy, but also trendy eateries and the Euroscoop. You can also visit the C-mine expedition. A unique (interactive) experience course in the Winterslag mine buildings through underground corridors and ending on the 60-meter-high shaft with a phenomenal view of the region.

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  • Karting Genk

    Experience a sensational day at Karting Genk, where sport, fun and adrenaline complement each other perfectly! Whether you come with family, friends or colleagues. From a length of 1m25, you can fully enjoy the beautiful outdoor circuit of 550m. Dangerous? No! Karting Genk stands for "Safety first".

    When it rains you get a rain suit and often it is even more fun! After or between karting you can catch your breath in our brasserie" A La Kart ". Enjoy a well-deserved refreshing drink and a tasty snack with a view over the famous circuit.

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  • Kattevennen

    ‘Kattevennen’ is the gateway of the MACROKOSMOS with the Cosmodrome as the most striking landmark. Besides stargazing, you can also indulge in hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse-riding, playing mini-golf and letting off steam in the playground.

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  • KRC Genk

    Take a stadium tour through Goalmine or visit a match of KRC Genk.

    At a stadium tour you get a look behind the scenes of this new stadium and a guide answers all your questions. You can see the dugouts, the press room, the lounges, the lodges, the visitors' field, the youth grounds and much more! Discover the Luminus Arena soon!

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  • Maasmechelen Village

    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.

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  • Maastricht

    Maastricht: a multifaceted city that has elevated Burgundian life to culture. The many restaurants, cafés and terraces (mostly heated) create a cozy atmosphere. And whether you like shopping or want to enjoy the rich history of the city, welcome to Maastricht. Be sure to skip the old Maas bridge to the cozy Wyck.

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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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