The Alden Biesen site frequently serves as the backdrop to such events as the Scottish weekend, the Palace of St Nicholas or the floral arrangement happening. And let’s not forget the wonderful International Storytelling Festival, Stories in the Park and the historic cooking workshops!

Alden Biesen truly offers something for everyone.

08/07/2018 to 26/08/2018

Ceramics exhibition

Professional ceramists from all over the world display their most beauti

21/09/2018 to 24/09/2018

Fleuramour

The captivating beauty of flowers in a historic setting, that is Fleuram

13/10/2018

Stories in the Park

The concept of our autumnal storytelling event is quite simple: stories

13/10/2018

Bilzen de boom in

More than 40 hectares of standard orchards are managed biologically, i.e

04/11/2018

Entry of St. Nicholas

St Nicholas takes up residence in the one and only Palace of St Nicholas

10/11/2018 to 02/12/2018

’t Sintpaleis

St Nicholas, Holy Man, put on your finest tabard and embark on your

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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