The English garden

The English garden


2016 will see the long anticipated refurbishment of the English garden surrounding the Commandery of Alden Biesen. The English garden is an essential part of the historic complex which is Alden Biesen. During the works, special attention will be given to existing nature, good accessibility and sustainable management.

The works, which will be carried out in 2016-2017, form the final phase in a long period of reconstruction and refurbishment works which Alden Biesen has been subject to. The English garden is a rare example in our country of this eighteenth-century garden architecture style and will soon be an interesting crowd-puller, again seducing the numerous Alden Biesen aficionados who visit the Commandery every year.

This project has been made possible through cooperation with ‘Agentschap Facilitair Bedrijf’, ‘Landcommanderij Alden Biesen’, ‘Agentschap voor Natuur & Bos’, ‘Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed’ and ‘Team Van Meer’ design office.


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.