Dominated by the now defunct mine shaft towers, the western city of Genk in Limburg has a veritable gold mine’s worth of cultural offerings. Since opening in 2011, C-mine attracts hordes of visitors, drawn to its vibrant, creative nest in the former Winterslag mine. It’s a perfect union between past and present where industrial heritage meets contemporary creativity. Here visitors can easily spend a day exploring restaurants, Studio Pieter Stockmans, a cinema and the interactive C-mine expedition.

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