The 10 Best Things to Do in Stavelot, Belgium

August 1, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Stavelot (German: Stablo, Walloon: Ståvleu) is a Walloon municipality in the Belgian province of Liège. In 2006, Stavelot had a population of 6,671 and an area of 85.07 km (32.85 sq mi), giving a population density of 78 inhabitants per square kilometre (200/sq mi).
Restaurants in Stavelot

1. Abbaye de Stavelot

Cour de l'Abbaye 1, Stavelot 4970, Belgium +32 80 88 08 78
Excellent
25%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Abbaye de Stavelot

Reviewed By Peter D - Belgium

There are actually 4 Exhibitions inside the building: the circuit of Francorchamps, the history of the rich and influentual Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy, the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire and the history of the Knights Templar. The audio guide is free and available in 4 languages. Ancient live music on old instruments inside the museum café. The all-in ticket for 1 person sets you back € 9.5 and should be considered as a real bargain.

2. Musee du Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Cour de l'Abbaye, Stavelot 4970, Belgium +32 80 86 42 61
Excellent
36%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Musee du Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Reviewed By ADCworthing_Sussex - Worthing, Sussex

Stayed in Stavelot for the European Le Mans Series and visited before heading home. I wasn't aware it existed but it a real gem. Thoroughly well laid out with enough room to get around the vehicles, principally associated with motor racing, but also a 1912 taxi. Well worth seeking out if you are in the area.

3. Stavelot Tourist Information Centre

Stavelot 4970, Belgium +32 80 86 27 06
Excellent
45%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Stavelot Tourist Information Centre

Reviewed By Barrie L - Norwich, United Kingdom

We have been to a few Tourist Information offices during our week in the Ardennes. This one was open! (And so was the one with the helpful girl in La Stoumont, but there is nowhere I can find to review it). It is light and bright, with a smiling lady behind the counter, where there are a variety of pamphlets. Others on the walls. A small restaurant is attached, and there is a full-size pink cow (ornamental) in the garden behind.

4. F1 - Belgian Grand Prix

Route du Circuit 55 | Circuit de Spa Francorchamps, Stavelot 4970, Belgium
Excellent
51%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

F1 - Belgian Grand Prix

Reviewed By Bandodkar - Thane

I attended the 2016 edition with two of my friends and here is the summary of things to do and not do. One has to understand and appreciate that this track is literally in the middle of nowhere. It's near a very small village with narrow lanes. The event has several parking spaces and we had purchased advance parking tickets to avoid confusion. Unfortunately the venue is so complicated and massive that it was very difficult to find our open to air parking lot. I would suggest not to purchase parking in advance as there are many 10-20 euro per day private parking spots which are conveniently located near the entrance. Another thing to remember is that the open air field parking lots are so massive with no landmarks that its easy to forget where you parked as they all look similar. So one has to be really careful about deciding a landmark. We chose to stay in aachen which is in Germany and is a convenient 45 min from the venue. Traveling to and from was not an issue. On the final day we had planned to leave the venue and get to Verviers train station in Belgium which is barely a few miles away. However, the CHAOS of the exit was so bad that we were stuck in our car for nearly 4 hours. We had to call cancel our plans and make alternate plans for the next day. This situation is horrendous with spa and we were not the only ones there were hundreds of cars that were stuck with us. There is a large influx of dutch supporters coming in to support Verstappen and that causes the holland bound highway to jam really bad. Planning an exit out of Verviers train station after the race is not feasible. Plan on staying the night somewhere close perhaps in Verviers itself to avoid going to another location. At the event the food is typical event like. Hot dogs, fries and drinks. It is to say the least very very bad. Merchandise on the contrary is in abundance. We booked the famous Eau Rouge seats and that is the best part of the whole race. Trains are not very frequent from Verviers so check schedule before leaving. The event advertises bus services to Verviers but I never saw a bus during the 4 days??

5. Cascade de Coo

Stavelot, Belgium
Excellent
18%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
15%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 53 reviews

Cascade de Coo

Reviewed By Sverigeebeast - Landskrona, Sweden

Have visited this place several times. It's both beautiful and a bit tacky at the same time. The bridge with the flowers over the waterfall is very nice and provides plenty of snapshot opportunities. Some of the restaurants are good (and even one really good) but the amusement park along with some of the fast food restaurants make the area a bit less attractive.

6. Petit-coo

Petit-Coo, Stavelot 4970, Belgium
Excellent
25%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Petit-coo

Reviewed By Barrie L - Norwich, United Kingdom

For the energetic, athletic, adventure-seeking tourist, Petit Coo might tick your boxes. Quad bikes, zip lining, paint balling and more are to be found within this complex of hotels, restaurants and tea-rooms. But no fridge magnets, says my wife. The two Waterfalls can be viewed from a platform. If in the area, well worth a visit.

7. American Half-track

Stavelot, Belgium
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

American Half-track

Reviewed By Hendrik_NL - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This World War II vintage American half track at the bridge over the river Amblève, leading into Stavelot, marks the spot where one of the bitterest fights of the Battle of the Bulge raged in the winter of 1944. If you have seen Ken Annakin's movie, starring Henry Fonda and Robert Shaw as Colonel Hessler (depicting of course the notorious obersturmbannfuehrer Peiper), you will get an idea what kind of hell the residents of Stavelot had to suffer then. This vehicle is a reminder of what happened here in 1944 and merits a short visit.

8. Plaques Abbey Stavelot

Rue du Chatelet, Stavelot 4970, Belgium
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Plaques Abbey Stavelot

Reviewed By parksvisitor - Maple Grove, Minnesota

This is a memorial wall adjacent to the Stavelot abbey with statues and plaques which mostly commemorate the liberation of Stavelot and the local civilians either killed during the battle or massacred by German troops during the time of the battle. Especially horrific is seeing the names and ages of the children mercilessly killed. It is a well done outdoor street memorial and is worth a quick stop for those visiting the abbey or nearby Battle of the Bulge sites.

9. RACB Karting de Spa-Francorchamps

Route du Circuit 51, Stavelot 4970, Belgium +32 87 27 58 54
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
33%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

RACB Karting de Spa-Francorchamps

One of the biggest and greatest outdoor Karting in Europe. Its location, inside the famous Formula 1 circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, makes it a priviledged place to drive and have fun.

Reviewed By Tomas C

Super endroit. Le circuit est grand et à deux pas du mythique circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Le manager est jeune, dynamique et super sympa! Ne pas hésiter à y aller

10. Coo Adventure

Petit Coo n_ 4, Stavelot 4970, Belgium +32 80 68 91 33
Excellent
26%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
44%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 107 reviews

Coo Adventure

Reviewed By D_Croese - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It all seems to be fun and exiting but in our experience it was not.
We went there to do there Canoe tour, which seemed to be very exciting and adventurous.
When we arrived we were treated like they didn't like the fact that we came to them.
The staff was very rude and didn't speak any language besides France.
The canoe tour wasn't very fun, the water level was very low, so we were constantly stuck on rocks.
Wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for an adventure.

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