The colliery in Beringen, be-MINE, is Flanders' best-preserved and largest industrial heritage site. At the foot of two slag heaps, the past is brought together with a completely new interpretation of the area.
Back to the past
Learn more about the history of the mines in the Mine Museum and go underground to experience how it felt working in the mine. On Mining Sundays, you can visit a number of buildings that are normally closed to the public, such as the bathing hall with rows and rows of showers, or the wage room, where miners went to collect their pay.
Action on be-MINE
Even if you want to be more active, be-MINE is an ideal addition to your to-do list, The slag heaps are perfect for a bit of physical exercise. Walkers experience quite a serious workout hiking to the top. Mountain bikers can practice their skills on the trail along the steep face. And children climb up the Adventure mountain past all kinds of obstacles. But that’s not all! Climbing is also possible indoors in the Alpamayo climbing center. The icing on the cake is TODI, Europe's first indoor snorkel and scuba diving center, where you can dive to a depth of ten meters between more than 1500 tropical fish.
Educatieve game Maximine (Mijnmuseum Beringen)
Download this free game and then take a visit to the Mine Museum in order to experience the game. In 'real life' The game can be downloaded on www.mijnmuseum.be (only in Dutch). Have fun!
From March up to November (every first Sunday of the month) you can enjoy a unique tour of this historic jewel of Beringen! Explore the bathing-hall, lamp room, room occupancy, shaft hoisting machine building and power. Interesting fact: reservation is not required! Please note that this offer is only available in Dutch!
The Kolenspoor (Coal Track Beringen)
Taking the time out for a be-Mine excursion is well worth the effort. There is so much to do in Beringen: enjoy a fabulous time shopping on Be-MINE Boulevard, go swimming at the Sportoase, have a climbing and bouldering adventure at Alpamayo, take advantage of Todi's diving and snorkelling facilities, explore the Mine Museum, play on Adventure Mountain (de avonturenberg) and go for a stroll or cycle along the coal tracks or mountain bike up and down the sides of the slag heap. Are you up for exploring it all? Pop by the tourist information centre for a user-friendly map and an explanation by the experts.
Gidstocht 'Tournée cité' (te voet)
A whole neighbourhood was quickly formed around the mining seat. It was called the mining estate or garden district. You can round out the walk with a visit to the mosque or the mine cathedral.
When: Every day
Duration: 2 hours/ 3 hours. Wheelchair accessible.
A map of the mining estate is available for individual ramblers.
Reservations: Tourism Beringen: 011 42 15 52 or email@example.com
gidstocht 'Fatih Moskee'
More than a billion people of every nationality and culture all over the world are Muslims. A guide tells you about their faith, the "Five Pillars" of Islam, and how they pray. Be sure to take your shoes off!
Guide fees: €60
Duration: 1.5 hours. Not accessible for wheelchairs.
Every day except Friday afternoon. The mosque can only be visited with a guide after making a reservation.
What to do and see on be-MINE