Hasselt, Belgium

Hasselt is a small city in the Flemish region of Belgium, with a population of around 71500 inhabitants.

It’s a city taken out from a fairy-tale and the big St. Quentin’s Cathedral is lit by warm lights during evening. There is a romantic and peaceful atmosphere that I found in many small Belgian towns.

The city center is car-free, with many shops, restaurants and pubs. The architecture is pleasing to the eye, with small houses and cobblestone streets, the streets are clean and have bike lanes with many bikers (beware if you are not used to this!).

We went there hoping to visit the Christmas Market which was opened a day before, but we didn’t find it, so we ended up wondering around the center, which turned out to be a beautiful walk, despite the freezing weather🙂

St. Quentin's Cathedral in Hasselt, Belgium, with warm, bright lights during evening St. Quentin’s Cathedral in Hasselt, Belgium, with warm, bright lights during evening

The tower of St. Quentin's Cathedral at sunsetThe tower of St. Quentin’s Cathedral at sunset

Pubs and restaurants in Hasselt CenterPubs and restaurants in Hasselt Center

Pubs and restaurants next to St. Quentin's CathedralPubs and restaurants next to St. Quentin’s Cathedral

Evening walk in the center of Hasselt, BelgiumCouple walking in Hasselt, Belgium

Restaurants and pubs in the Center of Hasselt

Some ornament with bulls

In Belgium, people of 40, 50 or even 60 years old go to pubs and have a good timeIn Belgium, people of 40, 50 or even 60 years old go to pubs and have a good time

The Tower of St. Quentin's Cathedral The Tower of St. Quentin’s Cathedral

Men discussing in a pub in HasseltMen discussing in a pub in Hasselt

A nice detail on a house in HasseltA nice detail on a house in Hasselt

Coffee shop in HasseltCoffee shop in Hasselt

St. Quentin's Cathedral with bright yellow lightsSt. Quentin’s Cathedral with bright yellow lights

Window at St. Quentin's CathedralWindow at St. Quentin’s Cathedral

Tea shop in HasseltTea shop in Hasselt

St. Quentin's Cathedral at sunsetSt. Quentin’s Cathedral at sunset

Evening in Hasselt

Evening blue sky with a shade of pink, the yellow lights and red bricks of the cathedral and the green leaves of the trees create a magical atmosphereThe evening blue sky with a shade of pink, the yellow lights on the red bricks and the green leaves of the trees create a magical atmosphere

A shopping street in Hasselt. The clock shows the correct time: almost 5 in the evening A shopping street in Hasselt. The clock shows the correct time: almost 5 in the evening