Houthalen-Helchteren colliery


Talk about a facelift! The current administration centre is situated at the former Houthalen colliery. A fine example of modern architecture that immediately catches the eye.

Present and past

Houthalen’s mining past is still clearly present. You can hardly miss the two large mine shafts. The colliery’s main building now does service as the GreenVille museum, where you can see lots of equipment from the mining era. Yet this is also a place where the future is not forgotten. GreenVille brings together people with knowledge and experience of the green economy.