General policy regarding General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General policy regarding General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


The Grand Commandery Alden Biesen collects your personal information that you provide us by email, form etc., including items such as your name, email, country of residence for the general usage of our services. If you prefer that we do not store this data, would like to know what specific data we collect, or would like to remove or change your personal data, please contact Tamara Broeders. Our policy with regard to data collection can be found here.

For more information with regards to the privacy policies of the Flemish Government, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the Department of Culture, Youth and Media.


Alden Biesen

Welcome to Alden Biesen

A magnificent heritage site, an international culture and conference centre and a tourist draw:

The Grand Commandery Alden Biesen has more than one ace up its sleeve. Originally built by the Teutonic Order, it is now one of the largest castle estates of the Euregion.

Alden Biesen falls under the Culture, Youth, Sports and Media department of the Flemish Government.

Discover the history of Alden Biesen

The history of the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen dates back to the 13th century Crusades. In 1190, brave knights founded the German Order of the Teutonic Knights. Alden Biesen was the principal town of a bailiwick or province of this Teutonic Order. For centuries, the castle housed the Grand Commander, a powerful man who governed the province of Biesen. Hence the name: Grand Commandery Alden Biesen.

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