Hasselt is a great place to enjoy a day out shopping or a delicious evening meal at one of the city's many restaurants or bars. You will find most of the major fashion chains and well-known brands as well as many independent boutiques here. With ample pavement cafes, some of which are covered, the city exudes a truly relaxed atmosphere and there's an array of fascinating places to discover.
With Q-Park Deals you don’t have to worry about parking. Just focus on enjoying every moment in Hasselt.Pre-booking a parking space is easy. Your space is guaranteed even if the sign at the car park entrance says ‘full’. You don’t have to take a ticket or stop at the payment machine when you are ready to leave. The barrier will open automatically for you as your number plate is recognised. A great way to start your visit to Hasselt!
You will find a wide range of shops and the familiar chains in the larger shopping streets such as Koning Albertstraat and Demerstraat. The shops in the side streets, such as Kapelstraat and Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat, are often more exclusive. And if you drop in at the tourist information office, you can pick up a map that will show you where to find all the luxurious boutiques. A great way to explore all the hidden treasures in Hasselt.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and cafes in Hasselt! No wonder Hasselt is also known as the Burgundian capital of Limburg. The tourist information office has handy maps to help you decide. Be sure to visit the Hemelrijk cafe, as well as the streets Zuivelmarkt and Walputstraat where you will find all manner of delicious local delicacies. Hasselt has a wealth of wonderful options for gourmets, but if you want to eat out for a reasonable price, why not try De Burgemeester in Walputstraat or De Badderij in Badderijstraat.
You will find the Jenever museum in Wittenonnenstraat. This Belgian gin is synonymous with the city and is also the origin of Hasselt's special spicy biscuits, speculaas, which are made from the spicy residue of distilled jenever. Just add butter and flour, and there you have Hasselt speculaas. If you want to taste some for yourself, visit the Depaifve bakery in Demerstraat.
Be sure to visit the Jenever museum in Hasselt if you want to find out more about distilling Jenever and, of course, to sample traditional Hasselt spirit too.
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