Cafe 't Gasthuis in Bilzen

Cafe 't Gasthuis serves the tastiest Flemish and Belgian classics.

Opening hours:

15th of June until 15th of September
Tuesday to Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

16th of September until 30th of September
Wednesday to Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

1st of October until 31st of December
Friday to Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Address & Contact:
Kasteelstraat 8, 3740 Bilzen


't Gasthuis, a Belgian cafe in a historic setting

The 17th century  guesthouse of Alden Biesen located in a green environment has truly been reborn thanks to Martin's Rentmeesterij, the nearby hotel which has refurbished the nostalgic cafe and serves  local beers and a menu full of classics from our region’s culinary history. The nostalgic interior with warm wood tones immediately gives guests a cosy home feeling. Large black-and-white photo panels on the wall show views of the Bruges brewery Bourgogne de Flandres, part of Martin's Finest Beer Selection. Not only are Martin's beers served here, but also an exquisite selection of local beers.

The cafe serves up to 90 guests, 50 on the ground floor and 40 on the first floor.  Reservations are only recommended for large groups. 


a 100% Belgian cuisine

Classic Flemish cuisine dishes

The menu of 't Gasthuis is a veritable walk through the classics of Flemish cuisine.  Making a selection is guaranteed to be tricky. Every dish is appealing. Take for example the shrimp croquettes made as a work of art. Or the vol-au-vent with fresh chicken, meatballs, mushrooms and a crispy puff pastry. The ‘Américain’ is cut by hand and seasoned to taste with, among other things, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, capers, tabasco, parsley and gherkins. The dessert menu is packed with classics: dame blanche, chocolate moelleux, tarte tatin,…


First a school, then an inn

't Gasthuis through history

The old guest house was built in 1616 and was originally a local school. One hundred years later, the then Grand Commander Schönborn created an inn for artisans, shopkeepers, visitors and foreign personnel. Alden Biesen was often a hectic place filled with high profile guests and also all kinds of suppliers. Life got particularly lively when the Grand Commander stayed at Alden Biesen. And it still is again, everyone is welcome  for a drink, a small snack or a meal with Flemish and Belgian classics.


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  • Parking

    Free outdoor parking at the hotel
  • Dogs

    20€ per night - max. 15kg - basket has to be brought
  • Room service

    Room service is available 7/7 from 7am to 11pm. €15 room service charge
  • Additional people

    In Charming room and superior categories: -Up to 12 years old: 20 € per night (breakfast included) -Over 12 years old or adult: 20 € per night (without breakfast) or 40 € per night (with breakfast)

  • Conditions of cancellation

    Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to arrival, except in exceptional cases
  • Methods of payment

    Consumer vouchers (Sodexo, Edenred), ANCV holiday vouchers (France), luncheon vouchers Cash, bank cards, credit cards (Visa, American Express, MasterCard)


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