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Herkenrode Abbey Site: group programme

Herkenrode Abbey Site: group programme

Discover in a group the fascinating history and wonderful surroundings of Herkenrode Abbey Site. The old farm buildings of Herkenrode Abbey and the surrounding 100 hectares of countryside are well worth a visit. This vibrant site is the starting point for various walking and cycling routes. You can also hire a bicycle there.

Group visit to the Experience Centre

The Experience Centre takes you on a chronological tour of the fascinating 600-year history of Herkenrode and the women who lived there, in both good times and bad.  Afterwards, the guide takes you on a short walk through the abbey site.

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm - not on Mondays and in January (with the exception of the Christmas holidays), on 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December 2017
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Group rate (min. 15 persons): 4 euros p.p.
  • Guide fee: 70 euros - max. 25 pers. per guide

Group visit to the exhibition Herkenrode monastery site

In the 16th-century basements of the monastery, you will become acquainted with the 900-year history of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre: ‘From Jerusalem to Herkenrode’. Captivating and surprising.

  • Every day between 10h00 and 17h00, except Mondays. Closed in January.
  • Duration: 1,5 hours.
  • Group prices (min. 15 pers.): 1 euro pp
  • Price guide: 70 euros - max. 25 pers. per guide

Group visit to the herb and inspiration garden

Stroll through this 2-hectare contemporary herb park, with its more than 500 different plants and fascinating architecture. A unique place in which to relax, and one that you can return to time after time....

  • 1 April to 31 October
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Group rate (min. 15 persons): 3 euros p.p.
  • Guide fee: 70 euros - max. 25 pers. per guide

Group visit to the Experience Centre & herb and inspiration garden

Together with your guide, discover in the Experience Centre everything about the abbey and visit the herb and inspiration garden.

  • 1 April to 31 October
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Group rate (min. 15 persons): 5 euros p.p.
  • Guide fee: 140 euros - max. 25 pers. per guide

Group visit to the Bee Hall

  • Every Sunday from May to August: 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Ghislain Louis, T +32 474 32 13 51 of ghislain.louis@telenet.be
  • By appointment only. Please book a few days in advance.

Bicycle tour & bicycle hire

Herkenrode Abbey is the perfect starting point for a group cycling tour in and around Hasselt.  Here you are immediately on the cycling route network.  It is also possible to hire bicycles here.

  • 10 euros/day
  • Every day (except for Mondays) from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Reserve:
    • via 0800 96 96 7 or +32 495 52 42 26 from abroad
    • from 16 October to 31 March (except for January): directly from Abbey Site via +32 11 23 96 70

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