Sint-TruidenBelgian province of Limburg in the Flanders region, near the towns of Hasselt and Tongeren. The municipality includes the old communes of Aalst, Brustem, Duras, Engelmanshoven, Gelinden, Gorsem, Groot-Gelmen, Halmaal, Kerkom-bij-Sint-Truiden, Ordingen, Runkelen, Sint-Truiden proper, Velm, Wilderen, and Zepperen.
The city is in the centre of Belgium's fruit producing region, Haspengouw (French: Hesbaye), and is renowned for its pears, apples (Jonagold), and sweet cherries.
Tourist Officephone: +32 11 70 18 18address: Grote MarktIn the town hall.
By trainThe Sint-Truiden Railway Station is located about 600 meters west of the main square in the centre. From Brussels main station (Centraal/Centrale) the train takes 58 minutes to reach Sint-Truiden. Leaving Leuven the journey takes 31 minutes.
By busThe Flemish national bus company, De Lijn, has lines to Sint-Truiden from for example Hasselt, Landen and Tienen. For more information regarding different timetables (only available in Dutch): https://www.delijn.be.
By bicycleThere are several very well maintained bicycle networks leading you to the city center without the need of using the regular roads. It will let you discover the beauty of the region.
By carYou can exit the E40 motorway at exit 25 called Tienen or exit 28 called Sint-Truiden, from both exits it's about 20 minutes to the town.
By planeBrussels Airport (BRU) is relatively close and you will need a change in Leuven to hop on a train to Sint-Truiden. The budget airport of Brussels South / Charleroi (CRL) is a worthy alternative. To get to Sint-Truiden you will need a change in Brussels.
The town centre of Sint-Truiden is compact and can easily be discovered on foot in a short amount of time.
Fietspunt Sint-Truidenphone: +32 4 95 52 42 26address: StationsstraatBike rental in cooperation with the regional tourism office Toerisme Limburg. Rents regular bikes (in green), electrical bikes, tandems and also bikes for children. It is compulsory to make a reservation in advance via phone.
Church of Our Ladyaddress: Grote MarktMain church of the town.
Brewery Wilderenphone: +32 11 58 06 80address: Wilderenlaan 8Located in an industrial heritage building dating back to 1743 the brewery and distillery that was founded in 1890 is one of the most appreciated of Flanders. There is a cafe with outdoor terrace where their beers and jenevers are served.
phone: +32 11 68 20 87address: Naamsesteenweg 469This brewery started in 1878 and brews about 10 craft beers. It is one of the highlights of the Sint-Truiden region, especially for beer lovers.
BelfryBelfry of the City Hall, together with 56 other belfries classified as s.
phone: +32 11 67 29 71address: Capucienessenstraat 1Museum dedicated to friary in Flanders, a 5-minute walk from the grand place. Free entrance, but gifts are welcomed.
Frituur Stationphone: +32 11 69 20 80address: TiensesteenwegBelgian fries and other fried fastfood right next to the train station.
phone: +32 11 88-10-18address: Diesterstraat 44Italian restaurant.
phone: +32 11 70 28 50address: Heilig-Hartplein 5
phone: +32 11 68 70 38address: Stationsstraat 12Small scale hotel located between the train station and the historic town centre.
phone: +32 11 48 10 86address: Helshovenstraat 69
phone: +32 11 48 51 77address: Batsheersstraat 35, 3870 Heers
phone: +32 11 88 39 23address: Thewitstraat 8, 3891 Borlo