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
The tower of St. Quentin’s Cathedral at sunset
Pubs and restaurants in Hasselt Center
Pubs and restaurants next to St. Quentin’s Cathedral
Couple walking in Hasselt, Belgium
In 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
Men discussing in a pub in Hasselt
A nice detail on a house in Hasselt
Coffee shop in Hasselt
St. Quentin’s Cathedral with bright yellow lights
Window at St. Quentin’s Cathedral
Tea shop in Hasselt
St. Quentin’s Cathedral at sunset
The 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