These are our weekend tips in Limburg: drinks at Jeneverfeesten (Showbiz and culture)

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The biggest fabric fair in Europe takes place in the Trixxo Arena on Wednesday, an event that attracts around eight thousand hobby sewists every year. Hasselt pulls. The range is extensive: fabrics for women’s, children’s and bridal wear, linings, furniture, curtains, tables … There is also a wide selection of supplies. (drunk)

On 19/10 from 9.30 to 16.30 in Trixxo Arena, Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 70 in Hasselt. Info:

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Laughing with Jade

delete Bert Gabriels, enter Jade Mintjens. The comedian from Kempen takes over the year-end conference from the stand-up comedian and makes a first try-out pear. For those who spent the last year in Antarctica: She was a finalist in the Humo’s Comedy Cup and performs sketches every week The ideal worldfor which she is also a screenwriter. (drunk)

On 15/10 at 20:00 in the youth center De Bak, Markt 36 in Peer. Info:

© Fokke van der Meulen

Jenever walk

Hasselt discover with a guide during Jeneverfest? During a walk of one and a half hours, the focus is not on historical buildings, but on the history of Geneva and locations that made the capital of Limburg the Geneva city of Belgium. Maximum twenty people per guide, five euros per person. (drunk)

On 15/10 at 2 pm departure from the library in Badderijstraat in Hasselt. Info:

© Serge Minten

Beverages in Hasselt

This weekend it is almost impossible to Hasseltse the city center to escape the annual Jenever festivities. Music, dance, street theatre, a waiter round, parades, exhibitions… The program is very varied. The city center is closed between 10:00 and 22:00. Parking is prohibited within the small ring road on both days. For the first time, the drink and food stands can only be cashless is paid. (drunk)

On 15 and 16/10 in the center of Hasselt. Info:

© Jeneverfeesten

Chrysanthemum Festival

Every year the Japanese garden arranges in Hasselt the climax of the season is the Kikumatsuri or Chrysanthemum Festival. On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary, the elaboration is provided by floral designer Regine Motmans. She visualizes Japanese culture in fifteen designs. The program includes workshops and guided Sunday walks. (drunk)

From 15 to 23 October from 10:00 to 17:00 (closed on Mondays) in the Japanese garden, Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 15 in Hasselt. Info:

© Japanese garden

The night of darkness

During the Night of Darkness, the city council has Dilsen-Stockholm an experience hike in the Vossenberg ecovalley. Participants are free to follow a marked route. Along the way, employees from Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland, Limburgs Landschap and WBE Capreolus tell interactively about the animals in the area, how to experience the dark… The route is not accessible for prams. (drunk)

The 15/10 departure between 19 and 20. Kanaalstraat 6 in Dilsen-Stokkem. Info:

© Night of Darkness

Gallery Weekend

During the first edition of Gallery Weekend, thirteen galleries Maastricht open their doors for previews and performances. Participants: Dominicanen bookshop, Famke Rousseau (photo), PontArte, Rob van Rijn Kunsthandel Galerie, Galerie Schuwirth & van Noorden, The Art Society Gallery, Artichoque Art Gallery, Galerie Cesart, Japonais, Maaslands Antiquariaat & Lijstenmakerij, Galerie MOA Contemporary Art, NAN Glas & Design and Peter Slegers. (drunk)

On 14/10 (18-22 hours), 15/10 and 16/10 (12-18 hours) in different places in Maastricht. Info:

Famke Rousseau is one of the exhibitors. © Jean-Pierre Geusens


OORtreders Festival is a three-day happening around art and sound leather. The fourth edition Sound in times of fluidity is dominated by a society where almost everything is in motion. The themes move in the intersection between ecology and society, with sound as the most important medium. The program includes concerts, performances and an exhibition route with sound installations that can be experienced both indoors and outdoors. (drunk)

From 21 to 23/10, Provincial Domain Dommelhof in Pelt. Info:

© Oortreders

Nordic Nights

The multi-day, interdisciplinary festival Nordic night(s) i Hasselt is a mixture of dance, pop and rock, (post)classical, theatre, literature, classical music and films from the high north. A lot of Scandinavian artists were invited to the sixth edition, such as Breeze (photo), Teater Blik, Mette Ingvartsen, Mirja Klippel, Heimaland and Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene. (drunk)

From 21 to 26/10, cultural center Hasselt, Kunstlaan 5. Info:

© Breeze

International Repair Day

As part of the global event International Repair Day can be found on the former Recorsite i Hasselt Repair party takes place. You can give old things a new life. There are also guided tours of the site, which covers an area of ​​nine hectares. During this walking tour, an explanation is given about the reuse of the buildings. (drunk)

On 15/10 (10-18 hours), Recorsite, Sint-Truidersteenweg 296 in Hasselt. Info:

© International Repair Day


Saturday 15 October

Snack and press walk

Walk through the streets of Grote-Brogel past stands with snacks and drinks. There is also animation in certain places.

Landsbygade, Grote Brogel

From 4 to 11 p.m.

Saturday 15 October

On the trail of the wild boars

Guided nature walk in search of (tracks for) wild boar. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

Slagmolenweg 76, Genk

From 23.00 to 01.00.

Sunday, October 16

mushroom trip

Looking for mushrooms in Munsterbos led by a guide who explains how to recognize the species.

Waterstraat 18, Munsterbilzen

From 12 to 2 p.m

Sunday, October 16

forest event

During an event in Rekem’s forests, you can take part in workshops on a 5 kilometer long course, such as handicrafts with natural materials and edible fruit. It also explains responsible forestry.

Molenbergstraat 101, Lanaken

From 13.00 to 15.00

Sunday, October 16


Genk is the city of the juniper bush. During a walk in the Kattevennen area, a guide explains how Genk ensures that it can continue to exist.

Planetariumweg 18, Genk

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m

Sunday, October 16

Forest week

At the end of Forest Week, a closing event is organized in Lommel. The program includes children’s workshops and entertainment and autumn walks.

Boskantstraat 60, Lommel

From 14.00 to 17.00

Sunday, October 16

Stories about trees

During a walk in the Kiewit nature reserve, guide Dimitri Neefs tells fun facts about trees, including the origin of the names and the deeper meaning of the trees in the faith.

Putvennestraat 112, Hasselt

From 16 to 18


Sunday, October 16

Tea demonstration

The very last chance of the year to participate in a tea demonstration in the Japanese garden led by tea master Staf Daems.

Governor Verwilghensingel 15, Hasselt

From 14.30 to 15.30


Saturday 15 October

Pulcinella: The Knight Who Would Not Fight

Knight Florian loves to read. The king thinks there’s nothing wrong with reading, but knights are meant to fight, and he sends Florian out on a mission: to tame a dragon. Wonder if Florian will make it out alive? So come and listen to this fun and musical story.

NAC, Pastorijstraat 30 in Houthalen-Helchteren

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m

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