How to Spend a Day in Diest

How to Spend a Day in Diest, Diest, Belgium (B)

But don’t pass it by! Stop off and enjoy some quality time in this lovely market town, as it has so much to offer. It has an interesting museum, and one of the largest and best conserved Beguinages in Europe, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also has a cosy market square, a super outdoor swimming pool and children’s park (the Halve Maan: frequently visited by our family when the kids were small), and a pleasant walk through the town and along the Demer River.

So there’s plenty to do for a whole day in Diest, or you could pick and choose and enjoy a pleasant Sunday afternoon there. But first …

If you’re travelling by train, the centre is just a short walk from the station. If you’re in a car, park in one of the three free car parks on the town’s perimeter. These are at the Halve Maan in Omer Vanaudenhovelaan (10 min walk to city centre); Kluisberg, Boudewijnvest (5 min walk to city centre); and the Citadel, Leuvensestraat (3 min walk to city centre). Yes, I chose the one with the shortest walk to the centre! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Spend a Day in Diest
Guide Location: Belgium » Diest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Denzil Walton
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Halve Maan
  • Stuckens
  • Museum De Hofstadt
  • Infirmary or Hospital
  • Refuge House of the Abbey of Averbode
  • The Cerckel Brewery
  • Saint Sulphitius Church
  • De Kaai
  • Refuge House of Tongerlo
  • Wannes Raps
  • Albero d’Oro
  • ImmiGrand