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Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request

Posted by Jeremy Gray on 01/28/2003 09:20:15 AM

Help please! I’m doing one of my favourite activities – planning my next trip to Belgium - and I need some help. I want to take in three cities which I have not yet been to – Leuven, Hasselt and Liege. Trouble is, my Rough Guide doesn’t really go out of its way to make any of these places sound particularly worth visiting. For example:

‘In Hasselt itself, there’s nothing special to look at. It’s a busy modern town…..a pleasant but unremarkable place’

Liege: ‘a large, grimy, industrial city with few notable sights and little immediate appeal’.

I am not particularly fussed if Liege is a dump, cos there are the Vaudrees to check out and they should ensure that any day in Liege is a good one. So a day trip to Liege will probably suffice.

I will have about three nights to play with, and want to stay in one place if possible. So, I’m thinking that staying in Hasselt, with a day in Leuven on the way over there, and the day trip to Liege while based there, would be an option.

What are others’ opinions of Hasselt? Is there anything much to do while there, apart from drink in the Hemelrijk? Of course, that sounds like a good activity, but what else is there to do/see? Or is it just a pleasant enough place without being particularly spectacular?

And is a day in Leuven enough? Not sure from reading Tim Webb’s Guide or my Rough Guide whether any more time is really justified in Leuven.

Finally, does anyone have any hotel tips in Hasselt? Or, better still, has anyone ever found any remote places out in the country near Hasselt which may also be good options to stay in? I’m thinking of places similar to the B & B in Watou – remote, luxurious, relaxing, and a good base for seeing the general area.

All tips & help appreciated

Cheers,

Jeremy

Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - Jeremy Gray, 01/28/03 09:20:15 AM
        Thanks all for the various pieces of advice........ - Jeremy Gray, 01/29/03 03:29:32 PM
        Re: Liege: travel help request - Gunter - aka March, 01/28/03 04:24:19 PM
        Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - MikeK, 01/28/03 03:21:53 PM
        Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - dany P, 01/28/03 01:36:33 PM
                Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - Jeremy Gray, 01/29/03 03:22:16 PM
         One sound piece of advise: - Joris P., 01/28/03 01:20:42 PM
                Re: One sound piece of advise: - Jeremy Gray, 01/28/03 05:06:00 PM
                        Damn guides - John Sturm, 01/29/03 10:33:13 AM
                                Re: Damn guides - indeed! - Jeremy Gray, 01/29/03 03:24:58 PM
                                Re: Trainjumping - Joris P., 01/29/03 12:45:25 PM
                                        Re: Trainjumping - John Sturm, 01/29/03 02:11:31 PM
                        LET THEM HAVE A CARE nfm - Joris P., 01/29/03 02:07:14 AM
        Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - Mat W, 01/28/03 12:42:22 PM
        Re: Hasselt: travel help request - Joelle, 01/28/03 11:29:50 AM
        Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - Thom Aikman, 01/28/03 10:47:08 AM
        Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - podge, 01/28/03 10:44:30 AM
                Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - Jeremy Gray, 01/28/03 03:49:00 PM
                        For me Liège is well worth visiting and staying in - John White, 01/29/03 03:35:32 AM
                        I forgot whilst defending Hasselt - - Joris P., 01/29/03 02:08:28 AM
                                Re: I forgot whilst defending Hasselt - - Joris P., 01/29/03 02:11:24 AM
                Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - MikeK, 01/28/03 03:26:35 PM
        Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - marcus m, 01/28/03 10:26:04 AM
                Re: Leuven, Hasselt, Liege: travel help request - John White, 01/28/03 11:02:45 AM

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