Culture and Nature Castle

Alden Biesen, a wonderful summer residence

On this tour you will discover the true history of Alden Biesen. Learn all about the Teutonic Order, the knights and the castle complex. Visit the church, the inner courts and several rooms of the current conference centre. And don’t forget the luxurious apartment of the Grand Commander, lovingly restored with consummate craftsmanship after the fire of 1971. Discover the French garden and let the visitor centre surprise you. Take a minute to savour the profusion of flowers or stroll through the romantic English park.

Short guided visit (2 hrs).

  • Dutch tours: € 6.5/per person as of 12 persons; groups < 12 persons pay € 75
  • French, English and German tours: € 7/person as of 12 persons; groups < 12 persons pay € 80
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old - 50%

Day program

  • For the program outside Alden Biesen: €40/hour, payable to the guide 

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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.