The Limburg Kempen is an area to satisfy everyone’s desires. It's a great area to visit with children, to go horse-riding, to enjoy the good life and above all, discover the most beautiful nature reserves!
Everything is on a large scale
In the Limburg Kempen, everything is on a large scale. Not only is the Hoge Kempen National Park the only national park in Belgium, the Bosland is the largest contiguous forested area in Flanders. And De Wijers comprises over 1000 ponds. And don’t forget the Kempen-Broek frontier park, the only three-star sanctuary in Belgium. In the belt of dunes you can climb the highest dune in the country. So much unique nature in this region - you simply have to see it!
The Limburg Kempen has everything a horse-lover’s heart desires. The bridle path network comprises no fewer than 600 km of mostly unmetalled bridle paths through the impressive natural landscape. Trekking through the Limburg Kempen on horseback at least once is a real must for any rider.
What to do in the neighbourhood
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.
Multiculturele markt Heusden-Zolder
The success of the mines initiated a massive wave of immigration. Even now, Heusden-Zolder remains a cultural melting pot. Go shopping at the multicultural market.
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon of the month at the mine site!
Tarzan & Jane
The best terrace in Limburg....
A bite to eat, a drink or a hearty dinner or lunch?
We would like to welcome you at "De Meule". Our business opened in 2018 and was built with authentic woodwork in order to feel and experience the real North Limburg. From our beautiful sun terrace you have a unique view of the legendary windmill 'Stermolen'. He braved storms and wind for centuries. Who would have thought that under his wings now more than everpeace and pleasure can be found .
Honest, sincere, Limburgian conviviality. "De Meule" is a place where you feel at home, meet good people and are a guest...
Stimulate your senses and discover the culinary surprises of master chef Serge Reyntiens and his brigade. Inspired by the season, the menu is full of delicious dishes, with ingredients that preferably are from the region. Pure products, transformed into hearty choices for you. Whether you go for a quick lunch or an extensive dinner .... Our team is ready for you with a warm welcome.
We are open daily (except on Tuesdays) from 10.00 to 23.00 (restaurant from 11.30 to 21.00) and you can have a pleasant chat until 23.00 and on weekends even midnight. Sunday we like to close at 22.00h to start the new week fresh.
Check out and/or 'Like' our Facebook page to get a taste of the atmosphere.
Welcome to "De Meule", ... "Hey zèdde tōês
Molenwandeling in de Abeekvallei
Dienst voor toerisme Pelt
LABIOMISTA - Studio Koen Vanmechelen
With support from the city of Genk and others, Limburg artist Koen Vanmechelen is creating a fascinating ‘mix of life’ in a bid to establish a new and more sustainable balance between man and nature, a place where biological and cultural diversity can flourish. Known as LABIOMISTA, it will occupy the site of the former Zwartberg mine and zoo.
The site is still under development but is due to open to the public in June 2019.
LABIOMISTA stands for connection.
Koen Vanmechelen’s wonder lab. A garden of order and chaos, an arena of culture and nature.
A park where animals (and people), plants, fungi, bacteria and sculptures enrich each other. Visible and hidden, under our feet and over our heads. Diversity as the foundation for sustainable living.
Present, past and future. Domestication and de-domestication. Heritage, nature, (living)art, architecture. Artist, city, communities, industry and nature. Each part communicating with the others.
“LABIOMISTA is looking to inspire a new generation to find sustainable ways to create a new society based on the idea of biocultural diversity.”
– Koen Vanmechelen
The allotments on Meeuwerstraat are just a stone’s throw from LABIOMISTA. There is a strong physical link, but also a conceptual one. Nomad Land is a place created with the help of the local community and for the local community. It is a place where events can be held, a place of encounter. With F&B, a new picnic spot and the space to accommodate food trucks and to stage events
There is also the possibility to rent a bike or E-bike.
Transport is available.