Culture and Nature Castle

Alden Biesen, afternoon Maastricht

Morning: visit to the Grand Commandery with all its secrets

Lunch or break in Alden Biesen.

Afternoon: a visit to Maastricht. The old city centre is definitely worth visiting. It has the highest concentration of old monuments and classical houses in all of Holland, as well as more than 50 convents and churches, including the Teutonic Order’s Nieuwen Biesen. During a guided town walk we discover the Sint-Servaas church on the Vrijthof, the Basilica of Our Lady, … even the renovated part of town is not forgotten. In short: too much to mention!

Please note that participants must bring their own mode of transport!

Full day (2 hrs – lunch break – 3 hrs)

  • Dutch tours: € 6.5/per person as of 10 persons; groups < 10 persons pay € 65
  • French, English and German tours: € 7/person as of 10 persons; groups < 10 persons pay € 70
  • The afternoon programmes are custom-tailored. Rates available on request at or +32 (0)89 51 93 44

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.