Welcome to Hasselt! Discover Hasselt while attending PDC 2018.

About Hasselt

Welcome to Hasselt! Discover Hasselt while attending PDC 2018.

Get Inspired:

  • Visit the exhibition in the Fashion Museum: Forever Young.
  • Visit the Museum of Jenever and have a taste of this splendid spirit typical to Hasselt.
  • Enjoy a Zen moment in the largest Japanese Garden of Europe, only a short walk from the city centre.
  • Discover many Graffiti and street art in Hasselt with our Street Art Route
  • When in Hasselt you have to taste Jenever, but also speculaas a typical biscuit. Discover these specialties with the All-in flavour Route.
  • Take a break from the City and visit the Abbey site of Herkenrode, wander around in nature en refill your batteries.
  • Hasselt is known for its numerous shops, outstanding restaurants and superb (cocktail)bars.

Wander around in ‘de Dorpstraat’ with its more alternative shops. Have a quick healthy lunch in the Zuppa bar of at Marloo’s, eat like a real Italian in Pocomatto, Osteria Moretti or La Fontanella. Do you prefer a fancy dinner? Make reservations at Ogst or Rosch. Have a break in one of the many coffee shops in the city. And at night you can enjoy yourself while sitting on a nice terrace, sipping a cocktail (Hasselt is very proud to host thé best cocktailbar of Belgium!) or taste some really good wines and of course discover all the local beers. But of course Hasselt has many more options, just walk around and discover the city.

Other detailed day-to-day programs with more information and booking possibilities are available on demand.


Pukkelpop is a three-day festival organised by Leopoldsburg’s Humanistische Jongeren (“Young Humanists”) which began in 1985. Pukkelpop started life as a small, local music event before becoming an outdoor alternative festival. Pukkelpop has now become one of Europe’s greatest music events. The festival is a complete experience, and one which has been promoting community relationships for over 30 years.

This year, Kendrick Lamar – the multitalented American rapper/songwriter from Compton, USA – will be headlining Pukkelpop. So if you’re arriving earlier, be sure to check out Pukkelpop before the conference starts!

Pukkelpop takes place in Hasselt (Kiewit) from 15 – 18 August. For more information (and for buying your tickets), see: https://www.pukkelpop.be 

More info

Contact Visit Hasselt / Meet in Hasselt:

+32 (0)11 23 95 40