The 10 Best Things to Do in Halle, Belgium

November 4, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Halle is a city and municipality of Belgium, in the district Halle-Vilvoorde of the province Flemish Brabant. It is located on the Brussels-Charleroi Canal and on the Flemish side of the language border that separates Flanders and Wallonia.
Restaurants in Halle

1. Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'

Vlasmarktdreef 4, Halle 1500, Belgium +32 486 18 41 75
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4.5 based on 231 reviews

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'

Reviewed By Jerry T - New York

Absolutely terrific place to jog. There are miles of trails conditioned for walking, jogging or biking. The larger trails have street names but the majority of the trails has no tagging at all, so make sure you plan your way before using the map, it could get confusing, and a wrong turn could add a couple of km to your journey.
Drive to the East entrance, where there is ample parking, at the 8 way ( yes 8 major trails leave from one point), but plan ahead as all the access roads are not always open in the weekend.
Unique is also the separation of horse trails from ten others. You can catch glimpses of gracious horse riders here and there without having to worry you will share the same space with your baby carriage and a giant trotting animal.
If you are coming from the South or West there are other parking areas as well.

2. Gaasbeek Castle

Kasteelstraat 40 | Closed From November to March, Gaasbeek, Lennik 1750, Belgium +32 2 531 01 30
Excellent
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4.5 based on 199 reviews

Gaasbeek Castle

Gaasbeek Castle is a unique historic house with an extensive collection that has grown organically with it. We are the permanent custodians of this piece of heritage. We present this house and its collection in a bold way as a heritage laboratory and inspiring place to meet. The castle is a ‘work in progress’: we develop systematic innovative initiatives which we share with the local heritage community and beyond. In so doing we put our visitors first: we excite, move and invite them to reflect. We work on an interdisciplinary basis and reach a collective vision of how to enhance art, heritage, nature, education and tourism. All this with attention to quality and maximum social relevance.

Reviewed By jack_the_beast - Rome, Lazio, Italy

this is not really a castle, it's more like a palace, it looks really great from the outside, the inside it's not worth seeing: for the ticket price of 10€ you can see a bunch of rooms which look fake and temporary exibitions completely disconnected from the context. better go there and spend your time in the huge and beatiful park eround it.

3. European Balloon Corporation

Chaussee of La Grande Espinette 20, Rhode-Saint-Genese 1640, Belgium
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5 based on 302 reviews

European Balloon Corporation

Reviewed By DianeBelgium - Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium

My husband and I took a balloon ride with our two teenagers in early November. We left from Enghien, Belgium and were able to see the beautiful fall colors. Benoit, our pilot, was excellent; professional, friendly, funny, knowledgeable, tri-lingual (French, Dutch, English) and most importantly, very experienced. We flew with complete confidence. This is one of those once-in-lifetime experiences and I would definitely recommend this company!

4. Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Laarheidestraat 230, Beersel 1650, Belgium
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5 based on 34 reviews

Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Brewery Oud Beersel, an authentic and independent lambic brewery which started in 1882 is located near Brussels. It is well-known for its lambic beer, brewed according to traditional brewing methods. Brewery visits are possible individually, or in a group: -without an appointment on the 1st/3rd Saturday of each month, -or by appointment in groups of 8-25 people. Tours are operated by guides of the VZW De Geuzen van Oud Beersel, and the total visit takes about 90 minutes.

Reviewed By grilango - Mexico City, Mexico

If you are Reading this it is probably because you appreciate lambic and gueze beers. No surprise - this is a great place to visit. If going simply to buy beer, you will find these fantastic beers, as well as several made by gueze blenders who use Oud Beersel lambics, at the best prices around. But the real pleasure is speaking to the owner, Geert, and his parents, who help out in the shop. Hours may change but it seems Saturday morning is the best time to visit. When I went, Geert's dad took me around for a tour of the place. They are not a family steeped in brewing, but a family steeped in drinking, and when this place went out of business they stepped in, learned how it's done, and started it up again. Kind of refreshing after visiting Brussels' Cantillon Brewery, also a great stop, but they are intensely aware of how good they are and not shy about mentioning it - constantly. At Oud Beersel, they are more humble, make great product but more than willing to talk about how they have learned and developed during the last 7 or 8 years that they have been running the place. Refreshing.

5. Neuhaus Factory Shop

Postweg 2, Vlezenbeek 1602, Belgium +32 2 568 22 11
Excellent
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Neuhaus Factory Shop

Reviewed By Zosia B - Mons, Belgium

Belgian chocolate is rich and a little goes a long way. At the Neuhaus Factory Shop you can definitely eat your fill. The chocolate is delicious and you can sample to your heart's (or stomach's) content. Do bring a bottle of water and if you want to sample as many pieces as possible, go with a friend and share. The bulk chocolate is the best deal since the boxed prices are the same as in the shops. Definitely worth a visit with out of town visitors or for your own gift giving needs.

6. Rozentuin Coloma

J. Depauwstraat z/n | Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Ruisbroek, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium +32 2 371 22 11
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Rozentuin Coloma

Reviewed By Benidormtourism - El Albir, Spain

This rose garden is set in the grounds of a lovely old castle with a moat. The variety of roses on show is superb. The grounds of the castle feature five themed rose Gardens, a Museum of Roses, and an orchard of roses is open to visitors annually from 15 May to 30 October. We were so lucky to visit these Gardens on a Tuesday and in was wonderful to view it virtually with no other visitors. having said that, from the creation of the very first rose garden in 1955, success has never been in doubt. Over the years, as the popularity of the garden grew, magnificent elaborations were conceived and executed. A total vision of the rose as cultivated all across the world is what is served to visitors of the Coloma Park as they wander amongst these famous Gardens. There is also a cosy cafe / restaurant with large Terrace overlooking the side / back of the castle itself. Entrance is free, but we would have happily paid to visit.

7. Herberg De Zwaan

Gemeentehuisstraat 1, Dworp 1653, Belgium +32 2 356 97 01
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5 based on 7 reviews

Herberg De Zwaan

Herberg De Zwaan is a typical Belgian beer pub. All generations meet each other in relaxed and cosy atmosphere. We serve over 150 different kinds of beer and are specialized in Geuze, Kriek and Lambic.

Reviewed By Steve W

Fantastic bar for the fans of authentic beers. The owner is pationate about it and that shows! Different varieties of geuze, kriek and lambic of the local Breweries. 5 different beers on draught and monthly a different beer in the picture.
Adri also has great tips for visiting the region and his micro Breweries.

8. Grand Place

Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium 00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Grand Place

Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.

Reviewed By Chloe W - Norwich, United Kingdom

The Grand Place is a must see. It is very beautiful, and the buildings are spectacular. There are plenty of places to eat and shop around the area, and it is a good basis for moving around the city.

9. Bezoekerscentrum Beersel de Lambiek

Gemeenveldstraat 1, Alsemberg 1652, Belgium +32 2 359 16 36
Excellent
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Bezoekerscentrum Beersel de Lambiek

Reviewed By Vijk01 - Waregem, Belgium

De Lambiek is a small visitor's centre, not quite a museum, that tells the story of the typical beers brewn around Brussels: geuze and lambiek. The story is brought to you by a film, little quiz questions,... which makes it interactive and varied. You get a warm welcome by the staff and to conclude your visit you can taste some lambiek.A great starting point for a visit to one of the Breweries in the surroundings (although not many of them are open to the public).

10. Maison du Tourisme de Waterloo

Chaussee de Bruxelles 218, Waterloo 1410, Belgium +32 2 352 09 10
Excellent
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Maison du Tourisme de Waterloo

Reviewed By Muhammad A - Kuwait City, Kuwait

It's more of tourism office, gives you information on what you can see and where to go in the whole of Brussels, not just Waterloo.
With souvenirs shops that sells in decent prices.

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