The beautiful town of Herk-de-Stad is situated in the East of Belgium in the province of Limburg, in between the cities Hasselt, Diest and Sint-Truiden. The festival ground is in 'Olmenhof', the lovely municipal park at the Sint-Truidersteenweg, about 500 metres outside the city centre.
How to get there
If you come by train to the festival, you have to take a train to Hasselt. From the train station of Hasselt, there are extra busses that drive you to Herk-de-Stad, where Rock Herk takes place.
Direct trains leave for Hasselt every hour, if you come from any stop on the lines Antwerpen, Leuven, Landen and Luik. On Friday, two direct lines connect Leuven and Hasselt.
If you come by train, please take notice of the last train back to your destination. Or you can spend the night in Herk-de-Stad at the campsite of the festival and take your train back the following day. The campsite opens on Friday July 13th at 10 o'clock and closes Sunday morning July 15th at 10 o'clock.
Train coming direct from Frequency Last train back on Friday (from Hasselt) Last train back on Saturday (from Hasselt) Landen 1/hour 22u39 22u10 Leuven Friday: 2/hour | Saturday:: 1/hour 22u39 22u13 Luik 1/hour 22u39 22u10 Antwerpen 1/hour 22u39 22u13
Bus 299 connects Geel, Diest and Herk-de-Stad, and connect Hasselt and Herk-de-Stad.
If you come from Geel or Diest, step out of the bus at the stop that's called 'Markt'. If you go back to Diest or Geel, take the bus at the stop that's called 'Klooster'.
If you come from Hasselt, use the stop that's called 'Markt' for arriving and leaving.
Both stops are 600 metres separated from the site of the festival.
Line Route Frequency Stop Stop to return 299 Hasselt – Herk-de-Stad 1 each hour until 23.00, at 21 or 23 minutes after the hour Klooster Markt 299 Geel – Meerhout – Tessenderlo – Diest – Halen – Herk-de-Stad - Hasselt 1 each hour until 21.00, at 5 minutes after the hour Markt Klooster
During the festival, bus company De Lijn provides extra busses between the train station of Hasselt and the site of the festival. These extra festival busses stop about 100 metres from the site of the festival.
Hasselt Station Herk-de-Stad Hasselt Station Friday 16u 16u30 17u 17u 17u30 18u 18u 18u30 19u 20u 20u30 21u 21u 21u30 22u 23u 23u30 0u 0u 0u30 1u 1u 1u30 2u 2u 2u30 3u 3u 3u30 4u Saturday 11u 11u30 12u 12u 12u30 13u 13u 13u30 14u 14u 14u30 15u 20u 20u30 21u 21u 21u30 22u 22u 22u30 23u 23u 23u30 0u 0u 0u30 1u 1u 1u30 2u 2u 2u30 3u
On Sunday between 9.30 and 12.30 extra busses drive from the camp site to the train station in Hasselt.
Camp site Hasselt-Station Sunday 9u30 10u 10u30 11u 11u30 12u 12u30 13u
You can use a Buzzy Pazz or Omnipas on these busses.
Time table of the exta festival busses:
Friday Saturday Sunday HASSELT – HERK-DE-STAD (stop college) Leaves Hasselt Arrives in Herk-de-Stad Leaves Hasselt Arrives in Herk-de-Stad Leaves Hasselt Arrives in Herk-de-Stad Every hour, from 16.00 until 3.00 Every hour, from 16.30 until 3.30 Every hour, from 11.00 until 14.00, and from 20.00 until 2.00 Every hour, from 11.30 until 2.30 - - HERK-DE-STAD (Friday and Saturday:stop college – Sunday: stop campsite)- HASSELT Leaves Herk-de-Stad Arrives in Hasselt Leaves Herk-de-Stad Arrives in Hasselt Leaves Herk-de-Stad Arrives in Hasselt Every hour, from 21.30 until 3.30 Every hour, from 22.00 until 4.00 Every hour, from 11.30 until 14.30 and from 20.30 until 2.30 Every hour from 12.00 until 15.00 and from 21.00 until 3.00 9u30 10u30 11u30 12u30 10u 11u 12u 13u
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There will be a guarded parking space. Follow the signposts 'parking'. If you park somewhere outside a defined parking space, your car will be removed.
If you're coming from Brussels and Leuven: highway E314, direction Aken,
Take exit 25 Halen – Herk-de-Stad – Diest and follow Herk-de-Stad (about 8 kilometres).
If you're coming from Antwerpen or Tongeren and Luik: highway E313,
Take exit 27 and follow Herk-de-Stad (about 8 kilometres)