With its Gothic centrepiece and charming provincial atmosphere, the traditional town of Diegem provides an intriguing insight into authentic Belgian culture. With its proximate location to Brussels and its cosmopolitan culture, Diegem offers visitors the best of worlds; a tranquil escape from metropolitan madness as well as the choice of visiting Belgium’s captivating capital. Diegem’s industrious heritage means it attracts torrents of business travellers seeking convenience and comfort, therefore visitors can expect fabulous facilities and some fine dining opportunities.
Diegem’s most alluring architectural attraction is its grandiose Gothic Church which forms a stunning centrepiece to the townscape. A multifaceted spire towers over the town like an elaborate wedding cake, featuring filigreed layers of white tiers. Inside, interminable arches and stunning stained glass windows contribute to the sacred and sanctimonious atmosphere of this fine example of ecclesiastical elegance.
A cultural claim that Diegem can boast of is the Superprestige, a prestigious bike race that the town plays host to every December. Cycling enthusiasts flock to the town in order to enjoy the festive atmosphere and fierce competition of this sporting event.
Take advantage of Belgium’s cosmopolitan culinary scene at the authentic and alluring Testa Rossi. An extensive and inviting menu offers typical Italian treats such as freshly made pasta, crisp salads and delicate fish dishes; regulars herald the rich mushroom risotto as the restaurant’s finest dish, so ensure you sample these flavours with a crisp glass of Italian chardonnay.(Oude Haachtsesteenweg 119, Diegem)