Culture and Nature Castle

Culture and Nature

Alden Biesen caters to both culture and nature lovers. Discover the historic building and gardens and visit an exhibition in the moated castle. Or make the Grand Commandery your point of departure for a hearty walk or a brisk bike ride through the Haspengouw region and the Demer valley. Afterwards you can enjoy one of the many events for which the Grand Commandery sets the stage.


Delve into the eventful history of the Alden Biesen site at the visitor centre in Bilzen thanks to the permanent exhibition on the past and present of the Grand Commandery.

Culture lovers will also enjoy the temporary exhibitions in the moated castle. At the castle, the beautifully restored apartment of the Grand Commander is also open to visitors or you can stroll through the French Garden.

  • Visit our exhibitions in the moated castle
  • Discover Alden Biesen and its surroundings
  • Fine dining in the conference centre of Alden Biesen
    Enjoy the catering service of the conference centre

Visit with or without a guide

With or without a guide, a visit to Alden Biesen is always worthwhile. It doesn’t matter whether you’re there with family, colleagues or friends: we have the perfect recipe for all your get-togethers. Explore the estate on your own and stop off at the informative visitor centre. Stroll through the gardens and the park and learn all about the secrets of Alden Biesen from a specialised guide, or challenge your colleagues, family and friends during a teambuilding event.

Discover the possibilities

Explore nature in and around Alden Biesen

When visiting Alden Biesen be sure to explore the beautiful nature in and around the estate. Are you coming by bike or on foot? Then go for a nature walk or discover one of the cycle routes, with or without a guide. For those of you who prefer to drive up, we have also mapped out a number of wonderful routes that will take you past idyllic nature spots, either in your own car or in one of our electric carts. Don’t forget to bring your picnic basket!

Music - Alden Biesen


Music lovers are spoilt at Alden Biesen as music of a varied nature is a central theme at the Grand Commandery. Classical and modern music, opera, organ and folk music and even the (heavy) rock genre are welcome here. In addition, both small and large music events and music festivals are based on the castle estate. Who knows, perhaps you will one day organise your own concert at Alden Biesen?