Hotel Afrit 28 - Environment

Wandelen in Limburg

"One doesn't always have to travel far to discover beautiful places."

And that's right!
Limburg is one of the best examples of this popular saying. Its scenery is unparalleled.

A uniquely selected jury panel visited 20 carefully chosen spots throughout the Province of Limburg and judged them on a number of set criteria (panorama, strength, scent, peculiarity, cultural-historical value, beauty, X-factor and natural quality). The most remarkable and breathtaking places obtained three stars, the next two or one.

Only two towns hold a three-star location. It hardly needs saying that we are extremely proud that our town, Heusden-Zolder, houses such an exceptional location: 'the crest of the slag heap' and is in addition hereto also home to a two-star location: 'the look-out from the hermitage over the ponds of Terlaemen in the direction of the Castle'.

And don't forget to visit the multicultural Turkish market that is being organized on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month on the former mine site in Zolder. The market opens from 13h to 16h and has parking space for more than 1000 cars. The large number of foreign stallholders each with their own products makes the market definitely worthwhile a visit.

The cities of Genk and Hasselt, with the open air museum of Bokrijk, the Japanese Garden, Plopsaland and the Grenslandhallen. The hotel is located in the proximity of the cycling network and, using footpaths, you can visit 'the Kluis van Bolderberg', the castle of Vogelsanck and Domain Bovy.

Circuit of Zolder

Circuit Zolder

Numerous international, national and regional races offer more than 500.000 spectators a year a sporty climax.

A new, young and enthusiastic management made sure that the Circuit of Zolder also became active in the international cycling world.

Did you know that the Circuit is free every day after 6 p.m. so roller skaters and cyclists can make use of the 4 kilometres long route?

Walking

Kasteel Vogelsanck

The hotel is situated in a unique environment. Stepping out of the hotel, you can start walking through the woods of Vogelsanck.

If you want to enjoy the beauty of nature, you can walk for hours through the woods, encountering the castle of Vogelsanck.

In the woods of Bolderberg, there are five walking routes that have Domain Bovy as starting point and end point.

Cycling

Lus van het Zwarte Goud

Cyclists will feel right in paradise because Hotel 28 is located nearby the following cycling networks:

  • Castle route
  • Loop of the black gold
  • •Cycling network Limburgse Kempen (301-302) - through this junction system you can use these beautiful cycle tracks, that are mostly car-free, to cycle to Schulensmeer, the Paalse Plas, Brewery Ter Dolen, Bokrijk, Hasselt, ...
When you're a fan of mountain biking: the starting point of the 'Meylandtroute' is nearby our hotel.

Motorway

Auto Route Midden-Limburg

A nice tip for an overcast day is to get to know the neighbourhood, using the car.

The motorway 'Midden Limburg' was developed as an introduction to the touristic offer of the eleven cities of the region, among which Heusden-Zolder.

The Midden-Limburg route exists of three loops that are all fully equipped with sign posts.