©

Houthalen trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Houthalen

Houthalen-Helchteren is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. Houthalen-Helchteren consists of: Houthalen-centrum, Houthalen-Oost, Helchteren, Sonnis, Laak, Meulenberg and Lillo. On January 1, 2006, Houthalen-Helchteren had a total population of around 31.000. The total area is 78.27 km² which gives a population density of 383 inhabitants per km².GeographyHelchteren is located near the watershed between the Meuse and the Scheldt. In the immediate vicinity the Dommel (which flows to the Meuse near Den Bosch), the Grote Nete (which flows to the Scheldt) and the Neer (that joins the Meuse just south of Roermond) all originate.History of HelchterenHelchteren could have become famous in 1702 when, during the War of the Spanish Succession, a French Army under Boufflers faced an alliance army under Marlborough. A battle could have ensued, but instead it came to the not so famous cannonade of Helchteren. The cannonade itself is however a seldom occurring event in military history.Notable people Ingrid Daubechies (born in Houthalen on 17 August, 1954) physicist and mathematician. Nemo (Belgian band) was founded here in 1991.
Add Houthalen and other destinations in Belgium to your travel itinerary using our Belgium road trip planning tool .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Houthalen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Houthalen

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Limburg Province

22 days in Belgium, France & Luxembourg BY A USER FROM UKRAINE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Zolder BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Tongeren BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hasselt BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Genk BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Hasselt BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Zutendaal BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tongeren BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Sint-Truiden BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Sint-Truiden BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Brussels, Genk & Bruges BY A USER FROM GREECE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans