municipality in Limburg, Belgium

Genk is in Limburg, in the Flanders region of Belgium.


Genk has a population of 66,000. In the twentieth century Genk was a centre for coal mining, and later for car manufacture.

Visitor informationEdit

Get inEdit

By trainEdit

  • 1 Genk railway station. Genk has an hourly train service from Hasselt.    
  • 2 Bokrijk railway station.    

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 Bokrijk Open-Air Museum, Bokrijklaan 1, 3800 Genk, +32 11 265 300, fax: +32 11 265 370, . 10:00—18:00 daily, closed Nov—Apr. Largest living history museum in Flanders, with 148 authentic buildings and a collection of 30,000 historic items in the museum. It mainly focusses on rural life from the 17th century up to the 1950s, with the oldest building dating back to 1507. Threatened historic buildings from all over Flanders were carefully deconstructed and moved to Bokrijk throughout the second half of the 20th century, which now features entire villages consisting of farms, inns, a school, a church, and various craftsmen workshops. Adults €12.5, children €2.    
  • 2 C-Mine. Tu-Su: 10:00-17:00. Museum in a former coal mine. Descend into the mine and then climb to the top of the lift tower. Also see the Labyrinth steel maze. adult €10.
  • 3 Emile Van Dorenmuseum, Henri Decleenestraat 21. Th-Su 14:00-17:00. Museum showing paintings of 19th century landscape in the house of Emile Van DOREN (1865-1949). free.  
  • 4 Labiomista. Conceptual art park, created by artist Koen Vanmechelen.  


  • 1 Sportingenk, E. Van Dorenlaan 144. Sports park with swimming pool, skate park and obstacle & ropes courses.
  • 2 Spiegelven Golf Club. Golf course with Résidence Stiemerheide hotel.


The main shopping area is in the pedestrianised streets between Stadsplein and Markstraat. Here there are chain clothes stores such as H&M, Zara and C&A.

  • 1 Aldi, Hoogstraat 80/86. supermarket
  • 2 Albert Heijn, Shopping 1. M 9:30-20:00, Tu-Sa 8:00-20:00, Su 8:00-17:00. supermarket


  • 1 't Stadscafé, Marktstraat 28. mains €16-40.


  • 1 Times bar, Winterslagstraat 26,.


  • 1 Jeugdherberg De Roerdomp, Boekrakelaan 30. mid-February - mid-November. 118 bed youth hostel in the middle of a forest. dorm bed €26,10.
  • 2 Hotel 't Hert, Winterslagstraat 11. The oldest hotel in town. Good basic hotel. from €60.00 including breakfast.
  • 3 Green Hotel, Europalaan 68. Hotel and Roots bar with rooftop garden. from €73.50, breakfast €15.


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