In our vicinity

What is there to experience?

Kortessem is located in the beautiful Haspengouw countryside. The land of churches and castles. The fruit region par excellence with beautiful orchards and many plantations, fields and meadows. A must to visit during the spring when the blossoms lead in the new fruit season.

And if you visit us later, you may already be able to enjoy the cherries, strawberries or berries.
Or the juicy pears or crispy apples, because it is also wonderful to visit during autumn.

Kortessem is in a rural area, where you can enjoy the peace and natural surroundings. But Kortessem is also centrally located, near cities such as Hasselt, Tongeren, Sint-Truiden… and near the exit of the E313 highway.

Culinary you will be spoiled in our village with various food and beverage options within walking distance. Such as our own brasserie Oud Corteshem. Such as our own brasserie Oud Corteshem.

Hope to see you soon! Or during the plum season?

Discover Kortessem

Walking trails

  • Numerous marked walking trails: including those within the nature reserves of Nietelbroeken,
    Zammelen, Bellevuebos, Eggertingen, …
  • the information brochure “On a walk in Kortessem” with all the walks is available from us

Cycling routes

  • Cycling routes can be planned according to your own wishes, with the help of the cycling network. (Junction 122 is close to the accommodation)
  • Pieter-Geert Buckinxroute 35,4 km
  • the information brochure “Cycling in and around Kortessem” is available from us

Play and picnic zone “Het Hemelspark”

  • Opeindestraat 3720 Kortessem
  • located just 500 meters from the B&B
  • in between the trees and ponds of the park, you can play
    picnic or just enjoy
  • from here you can explore the Hidden Beauty Bellevue Forest, one of the largest
    forests of Haspengouw, with marked walking trails

Wine estate Schorpion

  • the Schorpion family has 2 hectares of vineyards on the southern flank of Vliermaal
  • Wine estate Schorpion is a household name in Flanders with their extremely qualitative
    sparkling wines, made according to the Méthode Traditionelle
  • Guided tours for groups are available by appointment
    from March to September

Website Kortessem

Walking & cycling in Kortessem

Guide: Marleen Oris

Visit Hasselt 10 km

  • shopping city with numerous sights: Fashion Museum, Japanese Garden, Jenever Museum, City museum, Literary Museum, Arts Center, Beguinage
  • Plopsa Indoor Hasselt
  • market on Tuesday and Friday morning
  • nature: Herkenrode, Wijers…

Website Hasselt

Herkenrode Abbey site: experience center and herb garden

Visit Tongeren 12 km

  • oldest city in Belgium with Roman and Medieval remains.
  • Gallo-Roman Museum, beguinage with museum Beghina, Teseum (church treasures and archaeological site), largest European antiques and flea market …
  • Market on Thursday morning
  • nature: Beukenberg, De Kevie, Vrijhern…

Website Tongeren

Visit Sint-Truiden 16 km

  • Cozy town in the heart of the fruit region with an abbey site
  • museum De Mindere, beguinage
  • Market on Saturday morning
  • nature: estate Nieuwenhoven

Website Sint-Truiden

Wilderen Brewery and alcohol distillery

Visit Borgloon 8 km

  • Small rural town with a medieval center in the fruit region
  • The Fruit Experience Center Stroopfabriek, Sint-Odulphuskerk
  • Outdoor arts, including the “see-through church”
  • Various wine estates
  • nature: beautiful panoramic views, Grootloon, Colen…

Website Borgloon

Visit Bilzen 15 km

  • Cozy town on the banks of the Demer
  • market on Wednesday morning
  • exploring with electrically powered golf carts

Website Bilzen

Grand Commandery Alden Biesen castle complex with French Garden and English landscape park

Visit Zutendaal 21 km

Website Zutendaal

Visit Genk 16 km

  • multicultural shopping city
  • Market on Thursday morning
  • C-mine (mining history & culture)
  • Labiomista (Koen Vanmechelen)
  • nature: Molenvijvers, Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen(Thor Park)

Website Genk

Bokrijk open air museum, arboretum, cycling through water

Bezoek Riemst 26 km

  • Marl caves
  • museum De Bridge of Vroenhoven (Albert Canal and WWII)

Website Riemst
Genoels-Elderen Wine Castle(guided tours and tastings)

Recreation in the vicinity:

  • recreation: playground Alken, Bokrijk
  • outdoor swimming pool: Hasselt, Tongeren, Wellen
  • Barefoot walking trail: Zutendaal De Lieteberg
  • Vespa rental: Hoeselt, Sint-Truiden
  • Bicycle rental: Kortessem, Bokrijk, Hasselt, Lieteberg
  • go Karting: Genk
  • Movie theater: Euroscoop Genk, Kinepolis Hasselt
  • shopping: Hasselt, Sint-Truiden, Bilzen, Maasmechelen Village 37 km

A little further, but still close:

Maastricht 28 km

Luik 39 km

Maaseik 44km

Antwerpen  88 km

Brussel 90 km

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