Tips for trips in Sint-Truiden and the surrounding area

Sint-Truiden is a lively city with an eventful past. Many tourists and visitors to the city are impressed by the  numerous art treasures and the inspiring beauty of the Trudo city, which is more than 1,300 years old. Visitors can immerse themselves in the past, enjoy a historic city tour or discover the beautiful Hesbaye region along the Trudo cycle route. There is plenty to do in the city with its approximately 38,000 inhabitants, which is a centre of Belgian fruit growing.

More information can be obtained from the Tourist Office in the Town Hall at the Grote Markt. From 1 April to 30 September the Tourist Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.  It is closed from 12.30 p.m. until  1 p.m. for lunch. In March the Tourist Office closes at 4 p.m. and remains closed on public holidays.

Anyone visiting Sint-Truiden with children has many recreational possibilities. We list a few below. The reception staff at reception will give you further help if required.

Subtropical recreation centre

Approximately 20 minutes on foot from the treatment centre next to the sports hall on the Olympialaan


Approximately 20 minutes away on foot, near the railway station – reservation recommended

Parks, playgrounds

Playground behind the sports hall / swimming pool
approximately 20 minutes away on foot – angling pool

Domein Speelhof

approximately 15 minutes away on foot, café

City park

approximately 15 minutes away on foot, pond with ducks, ideal for small children

Domein Nieuwenhoven

approximately 10 minutes away by car in the direction of Melveren, beautiful forest, huge playground, café

"De Alk" amusement park

approximately 20 minutes away by car in the direction of Hasselt, large playground with a small children’s swimming pool and paddling pool, pedalos for hire, minigolf, etc.

Playground / Open-Air Museum

The open-air museum is one of the biggest in Europe and is highly recommended. The playground is one of the biggest in Europe and entry is free.