Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winterland Hasselt

Winterland Hasselt is a wonderful German style Christmas market open until 4 January 2009 on the Kolonel Dusartplein. There is a big wheel, outdoor skating rink (3€ skating + 3€ skate hire), merry-go-round and kids' rides and gift stalls.

We had fresh snow on the first weekend so it must have been wonderful skating in the snow.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink, including a large heated bar. You can enjoy champagne, glühwein, poffertjes, pancakes, Hungarian cakes, toffee apples, snails and of course, Jenever, as Hasselt is the home of Jenever.

Talking about Glühwein:

Here I am enjoying a Glühwein with a friend.

Ho, ho, ho.

Belgian Railways have a special shopping ticket price of 8 € return to anywhere in Belgium during the school Christmas holidays so you can travel to Hasselt from all over Belgium. Kids travel free. Details here:

More info on Winterland Hasselt:
Photos of Winterland
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Visit Living in Belgium for information on what's on, where to go and useful tips for making life in Belgium more interesting.

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