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Heusden-Zolder is a town in the province of Limburg in Belgium which originates from the merger of the independent towns Heusden and Zolder on 1 January 1977. With more than 33.000 inhabitants and an area of 5.323 ha, Heusden-Zolder presents itself as a medium-sized town in West-Limburg. Adjacent to the Albert Canal and equipped with three motorway exits along the E314 and E313, the extremely easy access and convenient location are important features of Heusden-Zolder. From 1923 to 1992 in the mine of Zolder coal was mined. It was here that on 30 September 1992 the last coal mine in the Benelux finally closed. The arrival of many foreign workers (Spaniards, Italians, but especially many Turks) in the mine gave the municipality in a short time a multicultural population. For tourists the Circuit of Zolder is the sign of the municipality. The Zolder race track organized the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1973, from 1975 to 1982 and in 1984. Both the 1969 and 2002 World Cycling Championships were organized in Zolder. In 1969, the Dutchman Harm Ottenbros won the road race for professional riders. In 2002 it was the Italian Mario Cipollini’s turn.


The province of Limburg, also known in the Netherlands as ‘Belgian-Limburg’ to distinguish it from’Dutch-Limburg’, is one of the five provinces of the Flemish Region and one of the ten provinces of Belgium. The capital of this province is Hasselt.

Next to the province’s capital, Hasselt is also one of the most popular shopping destinations. Maasmechelen Village is also a popular attraction. Some other examples are Shopping 1, 2 and 3 in Genk, De Luikerstraat in Sint-Truiden and the centre streets and T-Forum of Tongeren.

There are various possibilities for outdoor activities. For example, the National Park Hoge Kempen is the only national park in Flanders. There are many other tourist destinations such as the Japanese Garden in Hasselt and the Barefoot path in Zutendaal.

The Limburg cycle route network has 2000 km of car-free cycle paths. The system of numbered nodes allows you to build a route. Limburg received several awards and titles. In 2011, the Dutch and Flemish chose Limburg for the sixth time in a row as Belgium’s most popular cycling province.


Collection machine and compressor building with Monnoyer chimney. Situation after renovation and integration of Cultural Centre Muze. Located on the Market Square.

The Sint-Hubertus and Vincentius church in Zolder

Castle Vogelsanck

AF Corse with the Ferrari F430 GT2 of Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander on the Circuit of Zolder

The castle Meylandt in Heusden

The castle Domherenhof in Zolder

The circuit of Zolder in Viversel