Culture and Nature Castle

The visitor centre Alden Biesen / Bilzen

At the heart of the site is the tourist info desk. The staff there will be happy to field any and all questions about Alden Biesen. You can also obtain cycling and walking maps, leaflets and info on regional products.

Incidentally, the visitor centre is the ideal starting point for your visit to Alden Biesen. The centre’s permanent exhibition on Alden Biesen, past and present, reveals the history of the estate as well as all of its secrets. Take a look into the fascinating life of the Grand Commander and get acquainted with the Teutonic Order. You can also obtain details on the many events organised each year on the estate.

Apart from the trials and tribulations of the site itself, you can also discover what the town of Bilzen and its surroundings have to offer.

Did you know that Alden Biesen is also the gateway to the castle landscape of the Haspengouw region? Learn more about the Haspengouw region and its many sights through our interactive butterfly table.

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Opening hours:
Summertime (1 April – 30 September)
weekdays 9 am – 5 pm 
weekends and bank holidays 10 am – 5 pm
Wintertime (1 October – 31 March): weekdays 10 am – 5 pm 
weekends and bank holidays 10 am – 4 pm

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.