Easter is the perfect moment for a getaway from home. Mons has a lot more to offer then you might think. Mons was crowned the European City of Culture in 2015. There is a beautiful church that has many times been compared to the Notre Dame and some truly different museums. Enjoy your stay at our hotel & Spa in Mons!
If you are interested in visiting museums, Mons has something interesting to offer. The Mons Memorial Museum is a museum dedicated to the first and second World War. They offer a balance between the war stories of ordinary civilians, soldier’s accounts and military history. The Silex Museum offers you an insight in the mines. It offers guided tours. In the Artotheque Museum you can find pre-historic tools right up to modern works of art and cover a wide range of media from canvas to cloth. The Francois Duesberg museum offers a collection of art objects from the late 18th and early 19th century includes everything from rare pottery to gold and silver objects
If you are looking for something different then there is the Mundaneum, also known as the “paper Google”. It shows graphics, statistic and charts within that highlight how research and learning was conducted before the inception of the internet. At BAM you can find modern, contemporary art. All the exhibitions are temporary.
The Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift is the tallest boat lift in the world and uses giant containers of water to raise boats from one level to the next. You can watch a video how the system work, look from it from outdoors of pay some money to get inside the engineering room.
The Collegiale Sainte-Waudru is without a doubt one of the most beautiful churches you can find around. Build in the 15th century, be prepared for a wonderful piece of Gothic construction work. The inside has a lot of artifacts that are worth seeing.
Van Gogh’s house, yes Van Gogh was living in Mons, if you are interested in anything related to Van Gogh it is definitely worth a visit to his former house. Inside you will find plenty of information about the time Van Gogh spent here.
Our hotel restaurant in Mons offers an Eastern Brunch on the 12th of April from 12.00 a.m. until 3 p.m. It includes a buffet, live cooking and desserts. In case you want to get some more Easter atmosphere there is a big egg hunt in Grand Hornu at 12 April from 10.00 a.m. until 18.00 p.m.