What to do and see in Jalhay, Belgium: The Best Places and Tips

September 21, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

Jalhay is a municipality of Belgium. It lies in the country's Walloon Region and Province of Liege. On January 1, 2006, Jalhay had a total population of 7,953. The total area is 107.75 km² which gives a population density of 74 inhabitants per km².
Restaurants in Jalhay

1. Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, 6269 NA Margraten, The Netherlands +31 43 458 1208
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5 based on 330 reviews

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Reviewed By Colin M - Perth, United Kingdom

Because this was an American cemetery and not a British one I was not sure what I would see in it, however, it turned out to be quite interesting, apart from all the graves, which you might expect, the tour guide told us about one or two of the soldiers who were of interest, I also found the chapel to be of interest, as was the wall which featured the battles over Europe from France up to Holland and beyond, although my special point of interest was the sculpture of the Mourning Lady and the Lily Pond.

2. Maastricht Underground

Luikerweg 80, 6211 ED Maastricht, The Netherlands +31 43 325 2121
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Maastricht Underground

Reviewed By SandieFossen - Den Bosch, The Netherlands

We bought the combination visit pass for the St Pieter Fort and the underground caves. The guide was very funny and knowledgeable. It was a different experience walking through the dark tunnels and learning about the history of Maastricht. Highly recommended for couples and family outings.

3. Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Rue du Memorial Americain, Henri-Chapelle 4852, Belgium +32 87 68 71 73
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5 based on 184 reviews

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery lies 2 miles northwest of the village Henri-Chapelle, which is 4½ miles northwest of the Welkenraedt exit (7 miles from the German border) on the Aachen-Antwerp autoroute. Welkenraedt

Reviewed By AllanJGJ - Wellington, New Zealand

Over the years my wife and I have visited many of he Cemeteries and monuments commemorating the fallen in the two World Wars, from Normandy through Picardy and Flanders to Belgium; Commonwealth, American, and German. As New Zealanders on this trip we visited those associated with Passchendaele, the Great War battle which was so devastating for our little country. But all of these Cemeteries, wherever the fallen might have come from, are deeply moving and Henri-Chappelle is no different. Row after row of stark white crosses, broken only by the occasional Star of David, march across the landscape and it's hard not to get a lump in your throat thinking about the sacrifice of these young men. If you're an American you might have different views on the US involvement in these foreign wars, but you should be extremely proud of the way these Cemeteries are lovingly cared for. This is an astonishingly well-maintained memorial; the lush grass, the sparkling crosses and buildings and the bright Stars and Stripes waving proudly. A truly impressive site most will remember long after they have visited.

4. Fort Eben-Emael

Rue du Fort 40, Eben-Emael 4690, Belgium +32 4 286 28 61
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Fort Eben-Emael

Reviewed By _brigittemvdb - Knokke, Belgium

First be sure that the place is open. Check and re-check on their website but also by calling them.
We joined a group and had the perfect guide in Dutch.
The tour took more than 3 hours and was amazing.
Without a guide you could see a lot but won't understand the lay-out of tbe fort and the way it was build ( taking into account the mistakes that were made in Fort Loncin).
It is cool inside!
Put this visit in your planning

5. Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege

Place de l'Opera 25, Liege 4000, Belgium +32 4 232 42 41
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege

Founded in 1967, the association Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège is largely subsidized by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the City and Province of Liege. It is one of three major opera houses in Belgium. From the beginning, the institution occupies the Théâtre Royal de Liège, beautiful building loaned by the City of Liège (opened November 4, 1820). Its location in the heart of Liège and the Euregio, at the crossroads between Germany, the Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and France, attracts a wide audience both Belgian and international.

Reviewed By DSC-NOVA - Fairfax, Virginia

We attended several Performances at the newly refurbished Opera royal de Wallonie and enjoyed every minute of it! The performance was first rate (the Italian sisters of Cav and Pag, set in production by tenor Jose Cura -- who also performed the lead in both of these short works.) It was magical!
The opera staff is friendly and goes out of its way to assist visitors; it was a delight working with them.
The opera house itself is not imposing in the foyer area; I'm not sure if the reconstruction is complete but it is very shallow and when we were there still covered with rough construction detailing. Inside the auditorium, it seems each seat must have good sightlines and the acoustics seemed wonderful.
Women's bathrooms, as is true in far too many places, were small and with too few stalls.
If opera is your thing and you are in Belgium when the Opera Royal has a production, it may well be worthwhile to visit and enjoy a wonderful evening of music.

6. Reading Between the Lines Church

Grootloonstraat 2, Borgloon 3840, Belgium
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4.5 based on 146 reviews

Reading Between the Lines Church

Reviewed By Emily M - United States

We parked in a small lot on the corner of the N79 and Grootloonstraat (north of the N79). Walked across the street and followed the sign/path to the Doorkijkkerk (5-10 minute walk). When you get to the big sign with info on it, follow the path to the right (it's a little tricky to see depending on the weather). At around 0930 on a Saturday morning in November, it was quiet and peaceful and we were the only ones there. Great to see it; unlike anything else we've seen.

Rue Lambert Marlet 23, Blegny 4670, Belgium +32 4 387 43 33
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4.5 based on 232 reviews

Blegny-Mine

Located between Liège and Maastricht, Blegny-Mine is one of the four authentic coal mines in Europe with underground galleries accessible for the visitors through the original shaft. Situated at – 30 and – 60 metres, they allow a complete discovery of the process of coal extraction.

Reviewed By GeoTrunk - Denmark

The Blegny Mine offers four separate sights: The Museum, the mine, the slag heap and the road train. The museum is definitely worth seeing - It is a little hard to find since it is hidden all the way to the back with no clear signs (You will pass a shed that you might think is the museum, but carry on a little further to the real thing). A tour of the mine is also interesting - Guided tours seems only to be available in Dutch and French, but you can get a headset in English giving you an abbreviated version. The audio guided tour of the slag heap is not worth spending time on. Climb the hill on your own and enjoy the view. Same goes for the road train. You are better of doing it in your own car, because you can stop when relevant.

8. Tongeren Flea Market

Leopoldwal, Veemarkt, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
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Tongeren Flea Market

Reviewed By Tabby42 - Illinois

We have bought many items from this wonderful city that opens its doors EVERY SUNDAY (except for Christmas, and possibly other official holidays that fall on Sunday). You will find antiques from vendors from various countries: England, France, Germany, and Belgium--probably others as well! Depends on what you are looking for, but we have bought GREAT wood furniture pieces: tables, Minty bookcase, French chest of drawers, nesting tables, chest-similar to cedar chest--without the cedar; unique traveling writing box (see one that Alexander Hamilton used at Ft. Ticonderoga), or wooden stationary desk organizer, holds paper, pens/pencils & has the date cards--possible used by stationary salesmen (the last two were from England). Today first Sunday of August 2017 we have returned with garden items to use for flowers (or such is my plan); from zinc washtub, to enamel pots - old chamber pot, or washstand with wash pan, a cute bicycle to hold three flower pots. As others wrote the haggling is part of the fun of getting the best deal, but don't go too low to insult the dealer! I had a total blast today and came home with more than expected to include a milk can with strainer & lid! Color me exuberant!! I even found an oil painting from a dealer that also sells on E-Bay - what a wonderful and fun day!!
They do this rain or shine, they have a large building for inside vendors, as well as in a parking garage lower level for those bad weather days. Otherwise the vendors sets up on the streets and square of town from 0600-1400, but you had better get there early, because many do start packing up around noon! There local antique shops in town, that are open during this time as well--check them out too!

9. Barrage de la Gileppe

Route de la Gileppe 55 A, Jalhay 4845, Belgium +32 87 76 56 87
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Barrage de la Gileppe

Reviewed By Gertjan9 - Hasselt, Belgium

Nice place to visit with beautiful views of the environment. There is a possibility to walk and cycle on the weir and around the lake. Enough free park place and a restaurant.

10. Forestia

Rue Fond Marie 563, Theux 4910, Belgium +32 87 54 10 75
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4 based on 258 reviews

Forestia

Reviewed By nicolasj - Liege, Belgium

The animals are there, the nature is there, and it's an enjoyable walk. But in a park with paid access, some things are missing :
- maintenance of some of the paths, walkways, enclosures
- there is no bathroom facility in the park (only at the entrance)
- there is no picnic area in the park with clean tables, sanitary facilities, possibility to wash your hands
Maintenance of the playground close to the entrance is decent, but could be better.
The restaurant is nice, and the shop at the exit is fun.

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