Get your history fix and more in Belgium’s oldest town. Take a tour through history as you wander around the city centre and get a taste for Tongeren’s long and exciting past.
Even though much of Belgium’s oldest city has been modernised, there is still plenty of history to get your hands on here, right in the centre of Tongeren. You can check out the statue of an ancient Belgian hero, visit Roman archaeological sites, see buried treasures, inspect some Middle Age architecture and more, all within a 10-minute walk of each other.
A few minutes walk away from these historic gems is a small part of the city that’ll transport you back a few hundred years.
Start or end your history-themed tour of Tongeren by checking out the award-winning Gallo Roman Museum to learn about Belgian history from the Neanderthals to the end of the Roman times.
By Car: free parking at De Motten near the old beguinage and on the other side near De Velinx. paid parking close to the city centre is available at 3 of Q-Park’s city parking places: ‘Julianus’, ‘Centrum’ and ‘Grote Markt’. De Motten car park is closest to the old beguinage area.
By Bus: Tongeren Bilzerpoort bus stop is a 5 min walk away from the city centre. It’s easily reached from Sint-Truiden, Hasselt, Genk, Liège and Maastricht.
By Train: the main station is a 10 min walk from the centre.
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