FROM KIS TO INSPIRATHOR FORMULA
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Besides its beautiful nature and multicultural society, the city of Genk offers a lot of interesting places worthwhile visiting such as C-mine, Kattevennen, Bokrijk, … Learn more about Limburg’s history by enjoying a beautiful bicycle tour or discover the region by Vespa.
Would you rather enjoy a shopping afternoon? Visit one of the many shopping malls located in Genk and its surroundings.
The Steenmannetjespad at Thor Park has been given a new look. The popular walking route in Waterschei has been expanded with new cairns and there is now also an interactive app for children. In it, "Little Stone" takes them on the road, all the way to the top of the slag heap. For the project, the City of Genk collaborated with students from the LUCA School of Arts, the Kempen and Maasland Regional Landscape and the Agency for Nature and Forest.
The Steenmannetjespad has existed since 2013 and is 2 km long. The common thread are the cairns, which are stone stacks that show you the shortest way from Thor Park to the top of the slag heap. Those who dare to climb up will be treated to a beautiful view.
On the foundations of the mining past and the former zoo of Zwartberg (Genk), a project is evolving that transports you into the unique vision of artist Koen Vanmechelen and his life's work in terms of identity, fertility & biocultural diversity. A garden of order and chaos, an arena of culture and nature. Vanmechelen's wonder lab.
As you find your way in the 24-hectare park through an open-air exhibition with many of his (living) artworks and installations, universal societal topics such as diversity and human rights are made concrete and turned into conversation pieces.
This adventurous tour immerse you in the fascinating history of Waterschei's mines. Don't just watch and listen to these interesting stories but discover the past with all your senses. Experience how it feels to be a miner!
Take the challenge and climb the more than 60 meter high shaft block!
Once above, you enjoy beautiful views over the green area of Limburg.
One of the six entrance gates of the National Park Hoge Kempen, an extensive natural park in Genk of more than 57m2 , where you can walk, cycle and relax with your family.
But there is more! In the middle of all the green, you can find a giant ball of stars, called the Cosmodrome. In this ball of stars you can learn everything about the space and the galaxy.
So if you want to relax in the afternoon and want to learn something, then Kattevennen is the place to be!
Do you want to enjoy the green environment with some speed? Or rather sightseeing?
Rent a Vespa and get a few outlined routes to make sure you do not miss the most beautiful places in the city of Genk!