Peer is a great place to base yourself in Limburg as a large number of the area’s most popular attractions are close. Among the places not to miss are the fascinating C-mine and the incredible Bokrijk Open Air Museum. If you have time, don’t miss Hangar 58 and Europlanetarium.
To really get a feel for Limburg, visit one of its many cultural destinations. Spend a quiet afternoon viewing the exhibits at Fashion Museum in Hasselt and the National Jenever Museum. Enjoy seeing established and up-and-coming artists performing live at Kinepolis Theater in Hasselt.
If the weather is good, do what the locals do and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Spend a morning in one of the local parks and gardens, which include Japanese Garden in Hasselt. To see the local wilderness head out to the Hoge Kempen National Park in Maasmechelen.
To shop for local fashion or enjoy a light meal, browse the Maasmechelen Village Outlet in Maasmechelen and the Hasselt Market Square in Hasselt.
If you're crazy about sports, you might enjoy seeing local favorites, the KRC Genk, take to the field at Cristal Arena, Genk. On match days follow the river of blue and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. The Holiday Inn Express Hasselt, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hasselt and the NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.