The Limburgse Kempen is located in the north of Limburg. It is an area where you mainly go for the varied nature. Ideal for walking, cycling and going out with the whole family. Take a breath in the endless green.

Endless nature

In this region you find nature everywhere. The Hoge Kempen National Park is the only national park in Belgium. You can cycle or walk through one of the six entrances into untouched nature. Coniferous forests, moorlands, grassy plains and panoramic views are the trump card. In Duinengordel you climb the highest land dune in the country. Bosland is the largest contiguous forest area in Flanders. Here you can cycle through the tops of the trees, walk through the Lommel Sahara while the little ones romp around in the forest.

In the heart of Limburg is a huge pond area that stretches from Genk to Lummen, De Wijers. In Bokrijk you don't only cycle past these ponds, but also just right through them. In the Open Air Museum you get an insight into life in Flanders from 100 years ago. Right at the border with the Netherlands lies GrensPark Kempen ~ Broek, the only three-star silent area in Belgium and therefore the perfect place to enjoy the unique flora and fauna in peace.

View over the forests, ponds and heathland of Hoge Kempen National Park in Maasmechelen

Sports enthusiasts and adrenalin junkies

Good news, the Limburg Kempen is bursting with sports activities. Winter sports enthusiasts, get your skis or snowboard ready. There is always snow in Peer, regardless of the season. It is true in Snow Valley. Do you prefer to throw your board on the water instead of in the snow? Terhills Cablepark is hidden in the middle of the nature of the Hoge Kempen National Park. Here you can enjoy wakeboarding and water skiing and afterwards drink a cocktail in the cozy beach bar. Is there a little Verstappen in you? Then Karting Genk is definitely your thing. For the larger artillery you can go to Circuit Zolder.

Girl sits in a kart on the outdoor karting circuit of Genk

The Limburg mining heritage

This region carries the fascinating past of the mining industry. The remains can be found everywhere in the form of mine shafts, terrils and coal tracks. Many of these former mining sites have been transformed into cultural and experience hubs. LABIOMISTA in Genk is not to be missed. Artist Koen van Mechelen has installed himself on the former Zwartberg site. His art is spread over the entire domain, from animal park to landscape art. In C-mine Genk you literally dive underground and feel what it was like to be a miner. Also in Beringen, the old mining site is now a place where you can dive, swim, mountain bike, romp, climb, ... in short, more than enough to do at be-MINE.

Beautiful misty view over the Winterslag mining site in Genk

Paradise for horses

That is what we can call Limburgse Kempen, a horse's paradise. The equestrian and driving route network consists of no less than 600 kilometers of mostly unpaved paths, through impressive nature. Special horse-friendly cafes and accommodations make this region very suitable for day trips and holidays with your horse.

Two riders on horseback gallop in Duinengordel

A trip with the whole family

The Limburgse Kempen is the region par excellence for a fun family holiday. Water fanatics are welcome in the water park of Aqua Mundo. You can play for hours in the largest indoor and outdoor playground in the Benelux: Tarzan & Jane. Don't forget to take your shoes off and feel nature between your toes on the Barefoot Path.

Shopping, shopping, shopping

Do you really - but really - need a new pair of shoes this time? In Maasmechelen Village you find more than 100 designer boutiques and a lot of cozy restaurants. There is an indoor shopping center in Genk, handy in case of downpours. With more than 75 stores, you sure will find something.

Two women rest on a bench after shopping in Maasmechelen Village