Culture and Nature Castle

Alden Biesen, English park and gardens

Discover the true history of Alden Biesen on this tour. The Teutonic Order, the moated castle, the renovated apartment... but let’s shift our attention from the architectural aspect to the striking green landscapes that envelop the Grand Commandery. There is the French garden with its arbours, knot gardens, boxwood, the Alden Biesen rose and fragrant herbs. The English park offers monumental trees, grass lawns, serpentine paths and the absolute eye-catcher: the gorgeous Minerva temple.

Short guided visit (2 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

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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.