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General tours

The 800-year history of Alden Biesen is best experienced with one of our expert guides. Here in the Grand Commandery, the 'guides of Alden Biesen' are happy to take you on a discovery through the domain.

 

Learn about the history and the Teutonic Order, listen to their stories and be amazed by the castle surroundings. A guided tour takes about 1,5 hour. If you would like to have a coffee or lunch with the group afterwards, be sure to ask about our catering possibilities.

Theme: History, architecture, cultural

Duration: 2 hours

Pricing: €80,- per guide for a tour in Dutch

€85,- per guide for a tour in French - English - German

*Up to 25 persons per guide

Garden & Park

Just like the general tour, you will discover the history of Alden Biesen and its evolution during the past 800 years. In this tour, extra attention is paid to garden and park areas.

Since 1700 our moated castle has been surrounded by a formal French garden. It disappeared in the 19th century, but has since been restored to its former glory with arbours, knot gardens and graceful flowerbeds bordered with boxwood. Here you can also discover the real Alden Biesen rose.

The English Park was created in the 18th century and contains all the elements of an ideal landscape after the fashion of the time: slopes, box, monumental trees, a 'bowling green', winding paths and water features. In between you will discover hidden treasures such as the Minerva Temple, of the hermitage.

Rondleiding

Theme: History, architecture, nature,

Duration: 2 hours

Pricing: €80,- per guide for a tour in Dutch

€85,- per guide for a tour in French - English - German

*Up to 25 persons per guide

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Regional Guided Tours

You start with a visit to Alden Biesen with one of the above mentioned tours. After a lunch break, you depart by coach to explore Haspengouw. You discover former subordinated buildings and estates of Alden Biesen such as a monumental square farm in Bommershoven, the baroque pilgrimage chapel of Helshoven and the restored commandery of Ordingen.

We pass Tongeren, the oldest town in Belgium and Borgloon, the capital of the old county. An ideal place to stop for a coffee and a piece of delicious Limburg vlaai (cake).

Theme: history, architecture, regional

Duration: full day

Pricing: €80,- for a general tour + €35,-/hour for the additional regional tour (The duration of this regional tour will be discussed beforehand)

€85,- for a general tour + €40,-/hour for the additional regional tour (The duration of this regional tour will be discussed beforehand)(French - German - English)

*Up to 25 persons per guide

In combination with catering

A guided tour is not complete without enjoying the culinary treasures of Limburg.

Regardless of the tour, we offer many possibilities to combine a moment of rest with a snack and a drink. Do you want to take a break with a cup of coffee and the famous 'Limburgse vlaai', do you want to go back in time and enjoy a Breughel buffet or do you want an extensive three-course menu with adapted drinks.

 

The possibilities are endless and our kitchen team will ensure a successful meal. All our catering options can also be adapted to vegetarian or vegan needs.

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