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    C-mine Cultuurcentrum

    by bonio Written Mar 28, 2012
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    An old coal mine with the above ground installations now put to several different uses. There were shops, restaurants, a college and a great music venue. Much of the old machinery has been left in place to give everything an interesting "industrial" appearance.
    Our visit was to watch the excellent "Waterboys" and certainly not disappointed, a great evening.
    Will be looking out for further interesting events here.

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    Horse jumping parcour

    by prikje Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    obstical horse trail

    In the nature reserve park kattevenia there are huge horseriding facilities.
    You can rent a horse.
    Learn to ride a horse or just do the large trails with different obsticals to enjoy a spectaculare horseriding experience.

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    Bokrijk Open Air Museum

    by Roeffie Updated Jan 27, 2008
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    This is one of the biggest sights of Belgium to visit. It has a very beautiful collection of old buildings, beautiful nature and lots of materials to discover.

    A very nice venue is people playing living history. This museum is suited for almost a days visit.

    The museum is divided in sectors each sector stands for the work and life in a certain province of Belgium.

    Opening hours
    The Open Air Museum is open every day from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. from 1 April to 30 September.
    From 1 October to 31 March different winter activities take place in the Open Air Museum.

    Admission

    Sundays and holidays and every day in July and August
    Adults € 10,00
    Groups, 60+, handicapped € 8,50
    Children 6 - 12 years old € 5,00
    Children under 6 free

    Weekdays and Saturdays in April, May, June and September
    Adults € 7,00
    Groups, 60+, handicapped € 6,00
    Children 6 - 12 years old € 3,50
    Children under 6 free

    Parking
    Ticket € 3,00

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    Premiere Overseas Plastic Surgery Clinic

    by Chiliweenie Written Jan 20, 2007

    Overeseas cosmetic surgery is a huge business and often we find little or no references to clinics offering those services, nor any rating of their services and client satisfaction.

    In Januray 2007, I had liposuction performed on my abdomen and flanks (love handles) at the Wellness Kliniek in Genk, Belgium. Belgium is a premiere country in Europe for plastic surgery due to its central location, highly trained medical staff and relatively low cost when compared to US and British prices for particular procedures.

    The following is my account of experience with the Wellness Kliniek in Genk, Belgium.

    An consultation was conducted in late November 2006 with the chief plastic surgeon who conducts liposuction. Upon arrival, I found a helpful staff, very clean and efficient facility in the heart of downtown Genk. Dr. Hanssen, the consultant who would conduct the surgery assessed my condiution; weight, skin elasticity, overall health status and medical allergies. A price of 999 Euros was quoted for each region I wanted to have liposuctioned. Two regions, abdomens and flanks, were a total of 1998 Euros, which included a day-stay in a private room, complete nursing care, surgery, and all follow up treatments. A sugery date was set two months later. The receptionist at the front desk booked the appointment, took a 500 Euro downpaymet, gave advice on surgery garmets to purchase prior to the surgery and provided me with a vitamin, mineral and antioxidant perscription which was to be filled out by a pharmacist.

    The surgery was a complete success thanks to a terrific cheerful optimistic staff.

    In summery, I would give the Wellness Kliniek 5 stars in all areas; proffesionalism, staff, procedure results (AWESOME!!!) and cost. If someone were to ask me to change one thing, I could not think of anything. A terrific resource !

    Thanks GUYS ! You are AWESOME !

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    OOST EN WEST-VLAANDEREN

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    Typical Thatched Roof House

    After having a bite to eat and something to drink, we headed for the next area OOST EN WEST VLAANDEREN or East and West Flanders. One of the more interesting buildings was this Typical Thatched Roof House, complete with vegetable garden.
    These homes had very low ceilings and very tiny rooms. The bedrooms, usually complete with original beds of the time, almost always had the baby's crib right next to the parents

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    OOST EN WEST VLAANDEREN

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    Well-to-do Family' House

    The accompanying picture is the House of a Well-to-do Family. Built solidly of red brick, it had nice shutters and good-sized rooms with some very nice furniture and appliances. My next tip will show some of these finer things.
    Interiors of the buildings, the furniture, household goods, etc. are all authentic.

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    HASPENGOUW EN HET MAASLAND

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    Stable

    Saturday, July 30, 2005
    After parking the car and paying the entrance fee of 10 Euros per person, we, Hans, Lori, Johan and Wies, headed for the first area HASPENGOUW EN HET MAASLAND.One of the first things we saw was this STABLE, with its beautiful red-tiled roof. To the left of the building, would be where the family lived and to the right are the stables where their animals would be kept. Often one building would serve as both home for the family and their livestock. A little stinky, but practical.
    Complete farms have been equipped with stables, stalls, barns, farming equipment, etc.
    BOKRIJK is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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    KEMPEN -- KERK ERPEKOM

    by LoriPori Written Aug 26, 2005

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    White Wedding Coach

    In this photo, you see the White Wedding Coach waiting outside Kerk Erpekom. We were all anxious to see the newlywed couple to emerge from the Church. When they finally came out, there was a round of applause from the onlookers. The Church Bell rang -- the newlyweds looked so happy -- Cool or what!!!!!

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    KEMPEN -- KERK ERPEKOM

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    Kerk Erpekom

    After leaving "Oost en West Vlaanderen" we made our way to the third and last area KEMPEN.
    When we got to the Church KERK ERPEKOM there was an actual wedding going on inside. Outside, people were milling around waiting to see the bride and groom. As the newlyweds emerged from the Church, the Church Bells rang in honour of the happy occasion.

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    OOST EN WEST VLAANDEREN -- CANDLE MAKER

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    Hansie

    Although it looks like Hansie is in Jail, this was actually the CANDLE-MAKERS HOUSE. A Volunteer was inside, showing us how they made honey-comb candles. He had a thin sheet of bee's wax and cut it into two triangles. Then he inserted the long wick from top to bottom and then rolled it with his fingers until it became a cone-shaped candle which he claimed would burn for hours.

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    DE OUDE STAD --- OLD CITY

    by LoriPori Written Aug 26, 2005

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    Patio - De Oude Stad

    After going through the Haspengouw, we were all a bit hungry and thirsty so we headed for the "De Bierkelder" in DE OUDE STAD. The Oude Stad or Old City is a collection of beautiful old Flemish-style buildings housing different little shops such as a tailor shop and a beer cellar "De Bierkelder". In the square in front of the Old City is a patio area which is served by employees of "De Bierkelder". Here we had a light lunch and something to drink as shown in the photograph. ( See also my restaurant tip on "De Bierkelder".

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    HASPENGOUW -- GALGENMOLEN SCHULEN

    by LoriPori Written Aug 26, 2005

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    Galgenmolen Schulen

    We then made our way through the tall Sunflowers to one of the two Windmills GALGENMOLEN SCHULEN. It was a wonderful Windmill, situated on top of a little hill. Children were inside the windmill, exploring the inner workings of an authentic, working windmill.

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    HASPENGOUW -- JESTER

    by LoriPori Written Aug 26, 2005

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    STREET JESTER

    As we made our way to the Windmill, we came upon one of many costumed volunteers, the JESTER. I loved his costume as it was so colourful and the children and me of course, were drawn to him. When we entered the Park, we all received "Jester Cards". This was the first opportunity to use them, as the Jester had this box around his neck to play a game. He opens up the box, which has four compartents in it. You place one card in a compartment and then he closes it. You then spin the dial and if your card is the color you spin, He gives you one extra card besides your own card. The idea is to collect more cards as you go along. Of course, I lost my card!

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    Park Molenvijver

    by bonio Written Mar 29, 2012
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    A warmish early spring day so a wander around this park pretty close to the city centre. Imagine it's very pleasant in the summer but we enjoyed our hour or so here.

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    Stones tell history

    by prikje Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    georame

    It's a nice little walk where you can see different stones from different geological periods.
    There is also a copy of a coalmine workplace.

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