In November 2020, Tourism Flanders purchased the historic 'Slagmolen', located between the 'De Maten' and 'Stiemerbeekvallei' nature reserves. Tourism Flanders has the ambition to revive the site, together with Natuurpunt! A renovation of the mill to make it millable again is currently on the agenda. This place, which has always been a symbol of uniting people, can once again be a warm welcome for the residents of Genk, as a visitor center for the surrounding valuable nature.

In the meantime, Natuurpunt Genk is running an outdoor bar in the garden of the 'Slagmolen'. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 1 and 5 pm (from June to September on Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm).

Unfortunately, the condition of the building itself is not yet sufficient to open the indoor location. But feel free to come and have a coffee, beer or lemonade in our brand new and cosily furnished tent, and soak up the warm atmosphere of yesteryear! Combine your visit with a beautiful walk through 'De Maten', stroll over the dunes and enjoy the water, use the plank path along the 'Stiemerbeekvallei' towards the center of Genk, or come and have a drink as a stopover, during a bike ride through the Wijers, land of 1001 ponds. .

The volunteers of Natuurpunt Genk are eager to receive you and it will undoubtedly be fun!


a. Meeting rooms 0 - 20 people
b. Meeting rooms 20 -50
Parking within a radius of 100 m?