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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Borgloon. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Borgloon is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Borgloon

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    Doorkijkkerkje

    Hiking Highlight

    "Doorkijkkerkje" (look-through church) is a nicer word than a skeleton church.

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    Hoogstamboomgaarden Grootloon

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    is designated as established woody planting with heritage value High Family Tree Orchards near Church Grootloon.
    The area around GrootLoon is characterized by the great density of standard orchards. The …

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    In Borgloon, Fred Eerdekens (°1951, Belgium) shows a pleated line in the landscape. Along the Roman cobblestone you will find a wood-like sculpture in which you can read the word …

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    The history of Alden Biesen begins in 1220, when the Teutonic Knights Order founded the Land Commandery. This Order was divided into 12 bailiffs or provinces. Alden Biesen grew into …

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    Franse Tuin

    Hiking Highlight

    The English garden of Alden Biesen is one of the few public English gardens in Belgium. It was built in 1786-1787 by order of the last Grand Commander Frans von …

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    Zwevende Kapel Helshoven

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Wow ... that's a view!
    In 2016, the 50-year-old cherry trees in Helshoven fell ill with a virus and were felled. The artist Frits Jeuris built a chapel out of …

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    Tongeren grote markt

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    Allow? Ambiorix! On the market square you will find a monument to what is probably the most famous resident of Tongeren. The imposing bronze statue of the Eburon king Ambiorix …

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    Romeinse Kassei

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    In the Roman period, an extensive road network was developed to connect the cities and to open up the agricultural areas. Various parts of this network have been preserved, …

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    Het Vinne

    Hiking Highlight

    The largest natural inland lake in Flanders can be found in the nature reserve and provincial domain Het Vinne, in Zoutleeuw, in the province of Flemish Brabant. Here you can …

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    The architect duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh made a see-through church of Borgloon. Reading between the Lines is 10 meters high and consists of 100 stacked layers of steel plate in …

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    Het wijnkasteel

    Hiking Highlight

    The park around the wine castle of Genoels-Elderen has a beautiful arboretum of ancient rare trees, a rose garden with almost 1,000 rose bushes in 24 different types and colors …

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    tranendreef

    Hiking Highlight

    Dre Wapenaar – Tears Drive.
    In the landscape, along the avenue to the castle of Hex, you will find four tree tents where you can spend the night. The teardrop-shaped …

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    Alden Biesen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The landlady Alden Biesen was founded in the 13th century by the German Order of Knights and was the headquarters of the Order's Province between the Meuse and the Rhine. …

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    Église Saint-Servais

    Hiking Highlight

    The parish, a quarter church of the parish of Borgloon, dates back to before 1275. There was a 13th-century Romanesque church, of which remains can still be found in the …

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    Kasteel Rijkel

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The first mention of the original manor farm (the residence of which has been preserved in the southeastern part of the castle) dates from 1541. The seigniory of Rijkel was …

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    Stadhuis

    Hiking Highlight

    Borgloon Town Hall is a town hall in the Belgian town of Borgloon, built as a manor house with a corner tower in 1680. The town hall is entered through …

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    Kasteel van Heks

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The castle of Heks is a Belgian castle, located in the village of Heks (sub-municipality of Heers) in the province of Limburg.

    The palatial castle was built from 1770, probably …

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    Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The first mention of the castle dates from 1265, when it was built by Godenoel van Elderen. In 1407 this was burned down by troops from Tongeren. A new castle …

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    Waterkasteel van Schoonbeek

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    The U-shaped Renaissance castle has a large garden. Next to the castle is a pond that flows into a moat, over which a drawbridge leads to the entrance gate.

    The …

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    Kasteel Rosmeulen

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The builder of Rosmeulen Castle was Florent Rosmeulen, owner of the former gingerbread and chocolate factory across the Neremstraat. In 1913 he ordered the construction of the castle. Construction was …

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