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. 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.
What to do and see on be-MINE
TERRIL 2 - NATURE WALK WITH A WONDERFUL VIEW!
Footpaths take you as high as 100 metres and treat you to some stunning views
At Tourism Beringen, you can get the Coal Track app, an interactive walk that introduces you to the stories surrounding the Coal Track. Two good-humored Italian friends, Fabrizio and Martino, take children and their parents with them and pepper the tour with fun assignments and games. Pay attention, because they like to fool you and are not afraid to make a joke!
You can borrow a tablet with the app for free at the tourist information office between 10 am and 3 pm. Distance: approx. 5.5 km. Duration: approx. 2 hours
CULINARY ENJOYMENT IN A HISTORIC SETTING
TODI - snorkeling and diving center
Valley of the 'Zwarte Beek': Hike Beringen Be-Mine
Prefer something more physical? The mine heap at be-MINE has been transformed into
a spectacular Adventure Mountain with a panoramic view. Plus, don’t miss visiting our
climbing centre, swimming pool or snorkelling and diving centre. In short: plenty of fun for everyone!
Prefer cycling or walking? Start at be-MINE and follow the coal track or cross the mine city.
At be-MINE there’s lots of variety for a weekend trip with the whole family
Tourism Beringen offers information about the entire region.
Beringen is the gateway to the mining district, a tourist region that has so much to offer. Experience this right away in our activity area, which gives you a glimpse of this exciting mining story. Listen to personal testimonies about what it was like to leave your homeland and to start a new life in an unfamiliar country. What was it like to work 800 metres underground and what jobs did these people have? A human story that typifies our approach. In our tourist reception we will gladly guide you through this jumble of tourist hotspots!
The information office is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays we are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on December 25 and January 1.