Genk Travel Guide

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Genk Things to Do

  • Park Molenvijver

    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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  • C-mine Cultuurcentrum

    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...

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  • Stones tell history

    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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  • Horse jumping parcour

    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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  • Genk, beautiful and multi-cultural city

    Many beautiful sites to visit in Genk. The city is worth to visit and you can spend some days to visit.

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  • Bokrijk Open Air Museum

    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...

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  • Premiere Overseas Plastic Surgery Clinic

    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...

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  • Look into the sky

    In the nature reserve park Kattevenia you'll find the planetarium.Operated by volunteers the have a huge scoop to look at the sky.Free entrance check out url for more info

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  • OOST EN WEST-VLAANDEREN

    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...

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  • OOST EN WEST VLAANDEREN

    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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  • KEMPEN -- GROENTETUIN

    One of the lovelier spots in the Kempen area was the GROENTETUIN or "Green Garden". In this photo, Johan relaxes among the beautiful flowers, bushes and greenery.

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  • KEMPEN --- WINDMILL

    The second of two Windmills is found in Kempen. This WINDMILL is called "Standermolen Mol-Millegam".

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  • HASPENGOUW EN HET MAASLAND

    Saturday, July 30, 2005After 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...

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  • KEMPEN -- KERK ERPEKOM

    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

    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...

    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...

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  • DE OUDE STAD --- OLD CITY

    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...

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  • HASPENGOUW -- 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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Genk Hotels

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Genk Restaurants

  • 360°

    Large and comfortable restaurant with a warm outdoor terrace as well. A beer in the afternoon and spotted the menu so returned in the evening, a good choice, tasty food at a reasonable price with friendly helpful service.Enjoyed our visit.

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  • TAVERNE TREFPUNT

    Enjoyed an evening meal in this comfortable and friendly pub. Food, drinks and service very good, a lovely place to visit.Closes a little early in the evenings (well Monday anyway!)

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  • Geat Flemish Cuisine

    De Molen, an authentic Flemish restaurant, is located in an old mill adjacent to NH Genk Hotel. The restaurant is set in a pleasing forest like setting by a stream. The interior is what you would expect in a very old mill, rustic with old beams and beautiful Belgian Blue Stone floors. The menu is extensive for such a small restaurant. Various...

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  • PANNEKOEK --- AWESOME PANCAKES

    A former tavern from Lier SINT GUMMARUS is situated in the Kempen Village.Specializes in local dishes such as Boerenschotels ( Cold Meats, Pate' and bread ), Flemish Carbonades ( Beef in Beer ).Dining room and a very large outdoor terrace, where we all sat on picnic tables.I I had a Pannekoek Confitur ( Pancake with Apricots ), Hans, Johan and...

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  • LIGHT LUNCHES SERVED HERE

    As we were all a bit hungry and thirsty, we made our way to "De OUDE STAD" and DE BIERKELDER or Beer Cellar where they served light lunches and Belgian Beers, We had 2 Koffie @ 3.201 Bolle de Koninck @ 2.00 1 Gehaktbal Moster @ 2.751 Divers @ 2.751 Divers @ 2.00Total 14.60 Euros for 4 persons

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  • food from around the world

    Since there are many different nationalities amongst the people of Genk, we offer a wide range of different cuisines (from Italian, French, Turkish to the famous "Belgian Frittes"). A must for fishlovers is Mare Mondo, where Daniëla and Koen serve great seafood with a southern touch.

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Genk Nightlife

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    by bonio Written Mar 29, 2012

    A couple of visits to this lovely friendly pub, good beer and good people here, enjoyed! would, I'm sure, be my local if I lived in Genk.
    Oh yeah, friendly little doggie too!

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Genk Transportation

  • By train

    Departed Genk heading home via Brussels and Eurostar, A "any Belgian Station" ticket from Eurostar costs no more than a return to Brussels Midi but as the name suggests, allows travel within 24 hours to any railway station in Belgium - good deal - a similar one in the UK would be a great idea too?

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  • HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES

    If you get tired of walking or just want a nostalgic way of going through the Park, you might want to consider going on a HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE.The carriage is like a covered wagon of old pulled by beautiful and big Belgian Horses. It seemed to be a favourite with the families that were there for the day.

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Genk Off The Beaten Path

  • Reserve "De Maten"

    The reserve harbours mainly:-Water birds-Predator birds-Local birds-Migrating birdsYou can also find different species of small mammals, insects, fish and reptiles.LOCATION:Reserve "De Maten" Slagmolenweg 3600 Genk INFO

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  • Reserve "De Maten"

    De Maten is a 300ha. Bird reserve and one of the most beautiful of the province.Inside the park you’ll find different types of vegetation.-Sand dunes-Swampy areas-Bush lands-forests-Rivers-Pools

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