C-mine is a former coal mine in the Belgian city of Genk that has been transformed into a vibrant cultural hub. The site is home to a variety of museums, art galleries, theaters, and restaurants, as well as a number of businesses and organizations. C-mine is also a popular destination for events, such as concerts, festivals, and markets.
C-mine is located in the municipality of Genk, province of Limburg, Flanders region.
The site is easily accessible by public transport, with several bus lines leaving from Genk station to C-mine, including lines 31, 47, G8, and an evening line G3
Parking at C-mine Genk
C-mine has four parking lots with over 1,000 free spaces for visitors. The lots are spread out across the site, and a floor plan with parking suggestions makes it easy to find a spot near your destination. Here’s a breakdown of the parking lots:
- C-mine Parking 1 (covered): This lot is close to the Lamp Room, Energy Building, LUCA School of Arts/MAD, and other attractions.
- C-mine Parking 2: This lot is convenient for visiting C-mine Crib and the Energy Building.
- C-mine Parking 3: This lot serves Studio Pieter Stockmans and the Horse Stables.
- C-mine Parking 4 (C-mine Business zone): This lot is for those visiting Deusjevoo, UpSPace, and MIM Software.
Things to do at C-mine Genk
One of the highlights of C-Mine is the interactive C-Mine Expedition tour, which takes visitors underground and to the top of the highest pit tower in Belgium.
Euroscoop Genk is located in the Lamp Room building, which is part of the C-mine complex. The cinema offers a wide range of movies, including the latest releases, and has several screens. Best of all, it’s open 365 days / year.
Speelmijntje: An indoor playground for kids
Speelmijntje is a large indoor playground in the cultural heart of C-mine Genk. On no less than 1,200 m², children from 1 to 12 years old can enjoy themselves on the many attractions.
For the youngest, there is a separate softplay area with colorful play equipment, safe climbing frames, large Lego blocks, bicycles, cars, and of course trampolines. For the older children, there are gigantic climbing frames full of adventurous obstacles, challenging tunnels, bridges and corridors, obstacles, slides, trampolines, a large ball pit and much more! While the children are having fun, the parents can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in the catering area.