Culture and Nature Castle

Alden Biesen, Sunday tour with aperitif (90 minutes)

A unique opportunity for individual visitors to discover Alden Biesen’s renovated rooms with a guide. From 12 July until 30 August 2015, there’s a tour every Sunday at 11 am. The tour is concluded with an aperitif. Please note this is not a nature walk but a tour of the estate and the castle.

Point of departure: visitor centre Alden Biesen

When: every Sunday at 11 am starting on Sunday 12 July and until the end of August.

Advance bookings are advisable but not compulsory.

Make your reservations via the visitor centre at +32 89 51 93 61 or +32 89 51 56 54, or send an email to

Tip: follow up your aperitif with a tasty picnic on the estate. During the tourist season wooden tables and waste bins are dotted around the estate.
We’ll even prepare your picnic for you: order your picnic basket beforehand and collect it at your leisure.

Order your picnic basket

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.