The former colliery at Eisden has undergone a veritable metamorphosis. Until 1987, it was a place of industry and hard work; now it is primarily a place to enjoy nature and peace and quiet.
The most beautiful panorama
Connecterra, the main entrance to the Hoge Kempen National Park, has the most beautiful panorama of Flanders. Yes, it’s true! The iconic 'green mountains' have featured in the background of many Instagram photos. These mountains are actually mine slag heaps that have been completely overtaken by nature. And various old buildings of the mining site have found a new lease of life as a cinema, hotel, or restaurant.
The Kruinenpad is located between cycling junctions 48 and 55.
Do you want to discover the Kruinenpad on foot? Follow the red-blazed trail (14km) from RivierPark Maasvallei, departing from Leut.
Do you want to visit The Kruinenpad by car? Park in parallel at the end of Kerkhofstraat in Eisden-Dorp and walk towards the canal dyke. Attention! Do not park past the barrier even if it is open.
Open every day, from sunrise till sunset.
In the heart of the verdant Belgian province of Limburg, and near the crossroads where Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany meet, lies Maasmechelen Village, a refined open-air shopping destination that plays host to some of the world's leading brands.
Discover more than 100 boutiques from brands including BOSS, The North Face and American Vintage, all with year-round savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price.
Nestled among the Village’s elegant boutiques are its four restaurants which serve delicious local and international cuisine. A wide selection of dine-in and take-away options is available, subject to health and safety regulations at the time of visiting.
Designed to provide a seamless shopping experience, the Village is open on Sundays and public holidays and has ample complimentary parking, with more than 1,600 spaces.
Saint Barbara church
The Saint Barbara Church is only accessible at Eucharist celebrations or with guide. This is the Foundation to book through Heritage Eagle