Hasselt!

To test out our blog in preparation for our world trip, and to have “something” on it, here a selection of photo’s from our trip to Hasselt, in Belgium Limburg. First stop was the Abbey Herkenrode with the rather disappointing “experience tour”. The garden and the beer were, however, much more satisfying.

Going to Herkenrode for some culture (beer) with Sanne and her sister.
Going to Herkenrode for some culture (beer) with Sanne and her sister.
Beautiful Flower Garden
Beautiful Flower Garden
Ohhh, so soft!
Ohhh, so soft!
Reeeaaaly soft!
Reeeaaaly soft!
Sanne cannot get enough of them!
Sanne cannot get enough of them!
Sampling the abbey beer with some hipsters.
Sampling the abbey beer with some hipsters.
We got a stamp of Maria! No we go to heaven, right?
We got a stamp of Maria! No we go to heaven, right?
Herkenrode in the rain
Herkenrode in the rain
Selfie with Jesus
Selfie with Jesus

After the visit to the abbey, it started to rain, so we decided the only option was to head to the jenever (~gin) museum. Since this weekend “Happyness” was celebrated all over Hasselt, we only had to pay for one ticket. The exhibition was really nice and at the end would could sample some “Elixir”. It was alright, but a bit sweet. Even Sanne thought it was, although “Elixir” is target on women.

After having the abbey beer, we thought it was time for something stronger at the
After having the abbey beer, we thought it was time for something stronger at the “jenever” museum
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An interesting sign in the city “Elk kakje in een zakje!”. Literary translated “Every little shit in a little bag!” 🙂

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Typical

We ate dinner at the “Smaaksalon”. The location was exquisite, it would not be misplaced for a fancy wedding reception. The food was alright, but the service was so so.

Diner at the
Diner at the “Smaaksalon”. The room was as beautiful as the service was disappointing.

After a little detour via the cute little Belgium bar “de Egel” and the rock and metal bar “De Witte Non”, we ended up for a final belgium beer in the lobby of our hotel called “YUP”. We particularly liked the carpet and the funny quotes all over the place.

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Ik heb geen bananen vandaag
The hotel was... interesting.
The hotel was… interesting.

Next day we went for a nice stroll in the “Mechelse Heide”. It was rather nice, but really not match for our “Buurse zand”. Anyhow, the weekend was really relaxed and even if it were for all the delicious Belgium beer alone, it was worth it.

Increadibly purple dopheide.
Increadibly purple dopheide.
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