Modemuseum Hasselt

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Where international fashion designers meet Limburg’s own, visit Hasselt’s fashion museum and be inspired by the history of fashion through its innovative and ever-changing displays.

Situated on a historic site in Hasselt, the Modemuseum features a vast collection of Western fashion. The first and only independent fashion museum in the Low Countries, its location in Hasselt is fitting: the city’s link to textiles and fashion dates back to the middle-ages when it was internationally recognised as a cloth city!

Modemuseum’s collection is made up of 18,000 items of clothing and accessories which tell the history of Western fashion from 1750 to the present day. Alongside Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Comme des Garçons, the museum features “contemporary designers with Limburg roots”, combining international appeal with local talent.

Instead of a permanent offering, the museum organises its collection annually into two 6-month long exhibitions. Revisiting the Modemusem will allow you to enjoy their own pieces, and those that they’ve loaned, in different contexts and through different perspectives.

  • The museum offers guided tours which you can customise. For example, when booking, you can request a tour that gives you a general overview of the museum’s collection. Or if you love fashion, you may opt for an in-depth look into the history behind the exhibition and the pieces on display. Tours are offered in English, Dutch, French and German, see here for more details.
  • Raining? Fancy a museum day? Head over to the Jenever Museum (a gin museum...a gin museum) or Art Museum Z33, both less than 5 minutes’ walk away.
Updated on 25 November 2021

Tips and Tricks

  • Entrance is free with UiTpas Hasselt, ICOM/ICOM Flanders and museumPASSmuées.

Getting There

  • By Car: close to car parks Q-Park Molenpoort and Parking Molenpoort
  • By Bus: close to bus stop Hasselt Molenpoort. Buses AL, BP, H13, H14, H41, and H51 stop here
  • By Train: short walk away from Hasselt train station. Trains IC, L, P, and S43 stop here

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00 Closed: Monday


All seasons


Standard tickets cost €8, but they offer a number of concessions on their website.


Open; you must reserve a timeslot online

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