Borgloon

 
Borgloon means 'fortress on a wooded hill'. Local people still call Borgloon "Loon".
Borgloon is primarily known as a pleasant town in the middle of Hesbaye. With its many bars, cafes and restaurants and the exceptional central location, Borgloon is very popular for weekendtrips and cycling and walking tourism.
 
 
 
The Counts of Loon chose arround the year 1000 this central location for their fortress and residence building. They made Borgloon the capital of the County of Loon. The county included a territory the size of the current Limburg.