As colliery


As played a particularly significant role in the history of mining in Limburg. This was where André Dumont discovered the very first coal deposits, but the local council at the time was not in favour of a coal mine. You will find no mine shafts or underground passages here, but you can see clear signs of mining history.

In a small station

For years, As station played an important role in the coal extraction. This was the departure point for miners heading to the collieries at Eisden, Waterschei, and Winterslag, where the mined coal was transported over the coal track. Today one of the old train carriages accommodates a visitor center and you will discover 'The Yard' a graffiti art project on a few train units.

An elevated view

Nearby is a 31-metre high viewing tower. The tower is an exact replica of the drilling tower from which André Dumont discovered coal. Once at the top you have a great view of the station site and the surrounding landscape of the Hoge Kempen National Park.

Fietsverhuur Station As - Dienst Toerisme Station As

Bike rental As Station

Station As, one of the gateways to the Hoge Kempen National Park, is the ideal starting point to admire nature in all its glory. Station As is located at junction 41 and offers numerous possibilities to start your cycling adventure. Thanks to the kilometres of car-free cycle paths, you can cycle through the vast heathland and be amazed by the amazing views!

Tip: Let yourself be tempted by the "cycling through the heathland" experience, where you cycle right through the National Park. Thanks to the panorama bridge, you can fully enjoy cycling "across" the heathland. Ash will undoubtedly surprise you!

Book your rental bike online at
On the day of your excursion, the bicycle will be ready and waiting for you at As Station.

Rental period 2023
From April 3 to September 28:
● Mon - Sun: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
● No bike rental on public holidays
● No bike rental on 3/05, 10/05, 19/05, 21/06, 10/07, 14/08, 8/09 and 13/09.

● City bikes with or without child seat
● Children's bikes
● Electric bikes
● Tandem
● Cycling bags

Collecting a bike
● You can pick up the bicycle keys at the visitors' center of the Tourism Office Axis.

Returning a bike

April to June and September
● Non-electric bikes: possible after closing time until 7 p.m.
● Electric bikes: possible after closing time until 7 p.m.

July and August
● Non-electric bikes: possible after closing time until 9 p.m.
● Electric bikes: possible after closing time until 9 p.m.

Free parking within walking distance:
● Station As
● Leisure campus As: Schuttenbergstraat 2