Dive into the mining past and discover how the industry of the past is the basis for innovation, creativity and art today! Genk: surprisingly versatile!

This summer extra enjoyment at

Everyone Thursdayt
Thurs 7/7, 4/8 and 1/9 from 6 to 11 p.m.
and at the Sunday markets
Every Sunday in July and August | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Moreover, our B&B Lavendine Pure leans against Hasselt and Diepenbeek, Hasselt is only a 10-minute drive from our B&B.

Maastricht, city full of culture and history is also nearby: read more for our tips!

C-Mine Genk

Delve into the mining past and discover how the industry of the past is the inspiration for contemporary design, art, creativity and innovation.

Expo: Balkrishna Doshi -Architecture for the People
On the work and practice of the
leading architect from India. The expo is a project of the Vitra Design Museum
(Switzerland) and the Wüstenrot Foundation in collaboration with the Vastushilpa Foundation.
July 2 to November 6

Summer offer
The summer at C-mine is one full of artistic discoveries and carefree encounters. From
jazz under the shaft buck,over farmers' markets to location theater.
July - August


Art in outdoor 'warmbed' a special art installation Tournée Cité
In a 2-hour, 4-mile trek, local voice Tim takes you on a tour. Download the
Heritage App in the Google play or Apple Store, scan the QR code and start your walk.

The rest is self-explanatory. You will automatically be notified when you approach a new audio story.



Bokrijk is best known for the Open Air Museum with its collection of historic buildings and authentic interiors. In this active, hands-on museum, you will discover how people used to live, live and work in the Flemish countryside and much more! Come experience it for yourself. Be sure to consult the extensive calendar of activities.

New from 2022: Restored museum farm with various historic animal breeds.

Thor Park and Mine Depot

Energy, innovation and experience. Are those words on your mind? Then a visit to Thor Park is for you.


"Don't wait for the perfect moment, take a moment and make it perfect!"


Corpus - Stories by Light - nature artist Will Beckers

Fancy indulging in greenery? Kattevennen is one of the six gateways to the Hoge Kempen National Park, a natural park in Genk covering more than 57 km². You can hike, bike and relax with your family to your heart's content. In the middle of domain Kattevennen, a giant star sphere stands out: the Cosmodrome. In it you will experience a fascinating spectacle about space. In Kattevennen you will discover both nature and the universe! Skypark with Lightning Trap, be sure to take a look at the observation tower that gives a great view of the Kattevennen domain. This is where you take the most beautiful photos!


Tubing is a fantastic experience for young and old alike. You slide down the mountain with a tire next to the
snowboard ramp off. The ramp is sprayed with water for faster sliding. Remember that
you can get a little wet.

every Saturday July-Aug 11-12am (15 min session)

Solar viewing day
Discover all about the sun.Solar telescopes offer you a unique view of
our nearest star. Also enjoy
Of a unique 360° show about the sun
Sunday, July 3, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Night of shooting stars
Want to know more about shooting stars? You can do so on this evening. We give a small
talk about the Perseids and we set up our telescopes to observe them.
Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 to 11 p.m.



© Koen Vanmechelen, photo Kris Vervaeke

On the foundations of the mining past and the old zoo of Zwartberg (Genk) evolves a project that takes you into the unique vision of artist Koen Vanmechelen and his life's work on identity, fertility & biocultural diversity. A garden of order and chaos, an arena of culture and nature.

Day of Cosmogolem on July 11
Inspired by Vanmechelen's Cosmogolem, the rights of the child take center stage.

From April 1 to November 6, 2022:

Individual tour
with Cross Pollinator: Immerse yourself completely in LABIOMISTA and the
philosophy by artist Koen Vanmechelen.
Together with a cross-pollinator - a guide - you will set out through the park and become acquainted with Vanmechelen's work.
On Sundays at 2 p.m.

Combine your visit to LABIOMISTA with a trip to Nomadland. You can go there for snacks and drinks, in collaboration with the neighborhood.

di-so in July and August, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Open studio
Twice a year (in 2022 on April 1 and November 6), the doors of "The Battery" are open. During this Open Studio you will get a unique insight into Koen Vanmechelen's workplace.


Studio Piet Stockmans

They used to mine the black gold here: coal. Now you'll find white gold at C-mine: the porcelain of ceramicist Piet Stockmans. Find out all about it on a tour of the former metal warehouse at C-mine. This is the living and working area of Studio Pieter Stockmans, the internationally renowned ceramicist who, together with his daughter Widukind, explores the limits of porcelain. Admire his installations, vases, jewelry, corporate gifts and exclusive custom dinnerware. Clients here include Alain Ducasse, Sergio Herman and Dom Pérignon!

Expo 'The Garden of Silence'
To designers, architects, artists and designers from Limburg or with Limburg roots
asked Piet Stockmans to design a film that one person could retreat into.

A shelter for a hermit. These designs will be on display.
Aug. 3 to Nov. 10

Exclusive: 10% discount card when purchased at the local store of Pieter Stockmans!

Who knows what exclusive souvenir you will return home with 🙂


Visit Limburg

Limburg has so much to offer, through this link you will get an overview to help you further discover and experience hospitable Limburg.



Maastricht is one of our favorite places: you will find everything: original and interesting museums, a city full of history and atmosphere, and of course you can enjoy terraces and shopping. Highly recommended is a city tour that offers a mix of all of these:

Maastricht: you'll find more!

Herkenrode Abbey

At one time Herkenrode was the richest women's abbey in the Low Countries. Today, the historic buildings have been beautifully restored. The Experience Center completely immerses you in the history of this unique site. But Abbey Site Herkenrode is more than just history.

It is also a 100-acre oasis of tranquility in a beautiful nature preserve. Around the abbey buildings, walking paths take you to De Wijers with its 1001 ponds.

In the Herb and Inspiration Garden, you become one with nature.

Lavender Farm Stokrooie

A unique piece of Provence in Limburg!


The Gardens of Dina Deferme

Beautiful country gardens that make you dream and enjoy: ¦designer Dina Deferme wrote several books and lets you enjoy her dream garden!

Open every Sunday in June, July and August from 1-6 p.m.

From May 1 to August 31, the garden can also be visited by appointment(!) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the garden is closed.

These gardens will close their doors for good at the end of August 2022. Want to be able to admire this garden (one last time)? Then grab your chance now!