Alden Biesen

Welcome to Alden Biesen

A magnificent heritage site, an international culture and conference centre and a tourist draw:

The Grand Commandery Alden Biesen has more than one ace up its sleeve. Originally built by the Teutonic Order, it is now one of the largest castle estates of the Euregion.

Alden Biesen falls under the Culture, Youth, Sports and Media department of the Flemish Government.

Discover the history of Alden Biesen

The history of the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen dates back to the 13th century Crusades. In 1190, brave knights founded the German Order of the Teutonic Knights. Alden Biesen was the principal town of a bailiwick or province of this Teutonic Order. For centuries, the castle housed the Grand Commander, a powerful man who governed the province of Biesen. Hence the name: Grand Commandery Alden Biesen.

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  • Alden Biesen, a unique heritage site for a host of activities

    Curious as to what Alden Biesen has to offer?

  • Alden Biesen, ideal for meetings and conferences

    Want to organise your own activity? Then contact us and we will gladly discuss the possibilities.

  • Alden Biesen, tourist draw

    Visit one of our many events.

A many-faceted location

Historical monument, tourist draw, setting for events and exhibitions, centre for European operation, congress centre, ... Alden Biesen is all of these things and more!

Young and old, small and tall, culture and nature lovers: everyone loves it here. Come visit our castle and discover all that Alden-Biesen has to offer.

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Site map Alden Biesen

Find your way around Grand Commandery Alden Biesen with ease and check the site map to discover what the estate has to offer. Visit the marvellous historic buildings and stroll through the wonderful gardens.

Organise a public event

Alden Biesen is the perfect location for your event. Whether it’s a concert, a festival, a happening or some other public event: the Grand Commandery in Belgian Limburg and its unique surroundings are ideal for hosting a variety of events.