Escape into a mesmerising world of glass art at the Glazen Huis museum in Lommel. Driving through the beautiful heathland of the Campine countryside near Lommel, you will be struck by a conical glass spire towering over the town. It is the eye-catching centrepiece of the Glazen Huis (Glass House) glass museum, which opened its doors here ten years ago. Lommel’s connection with the glass industry goes back more than 150 years though. In the mid-1800s, they discovered big layers of fine, silvery white sand underneath the heathland here, containing a high percentage of silica. It is this sand which has ever since been quarried and shipped worldwide for the manufacturing of glass.