Stroll through Hasselt's serene Japanese Garden, the largest of its kind in Europe, just 1km from Holiday Inn Hasselt. Cherry trees, trickling waterfalls and ponds teeming with carp add an eastern aura to the Flemish city. Entry is free for kids under 12.
Trying the local spirit, genever, a juniper-flavoured gin, that has been distilled in Hasselt for centuries. The National Genever Museum is less than 1km from the hotel, and has the full history of the drink, along with samples and a gift shop.
Going wild at Plopsa Indoor theme park, 1.5km from the Holiday Inn Hasselt. Rides like the 90km-per-hour rollercoaster and the SuperSplash pirate ship get pulses racing. Meet the gnomes in Plop's Woods and dodge the Dancing Fountains in Village Square.
Pick up a tourist map from Holiday Inn Hasselt's Front Desk and seek out Hasselt's museums. Try Modemuseum for flamboyant fashions and the Jenever Museum for local juniper gin. See traditional, rustic Flemish houses at Bokrijk Open Air Museum, 7km away.