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Genk, a city with a rich coalmining past and a great cultural diversity, surrounded by nature and (nearby) historic cities.

Just across the border you ‘ll find a vast richness of culture, fashion, nature and history. For an enthralling and exciting city trip travel towards Liege, Namur, Antwerp, Bruges or Brussels…

Combine a visit to Manifesta 9 with a day activity or a stay at one of the many elegant/handsome hotels and B&B’s. And explore the (eu) region from there.

In this section you can find practical information on:

- How to get to Genk (coming to Genk)
- How to move yourself (in and around genk)
- Tips for activities in the region (what to do)
- Hotel offers (hotels)

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By car
 

From Maastricht  (21,5 KM)
Take the N77 (maastrichterweg) direction Genk. At the roundabout in Zutendaal take the first EXIT onto N730 (Kempenseweg). Continue onto N744 (Noordlaan). Approx. 1km after entering Genk you will find the Waterschei Coalmine on your right hand side.

From Brussels (94,2 KM)
Take the E40 direction Leuven EXIT E314 towards Genk. In Genk take EXIT 31 Genk-Centrum for the N76 towards Bree/Opglabbeek. Turn right onto Westerring N76 and after 1km another right onto onderwijslaan N744. On the third roundabout take the first EXIT onto Andre Dumontlaan, (still N744). After approx. 850 meters you will find the Waterschei Coalmine on your left hand side.

From Liege (57,8 KM)
Take the E313 direction Hasselt/Antwerp, take EXIT 30 diepenbeek for N76 towards Kortessem Genk. Turn right onto Verbindingslaan N76 and continue to follow the N76. Turn right onto Onderwijslaan N744. At the roundabout take the first EXIT onto Andre Dumontlaan N744. After approx. 850 meters you will find the Waterschei Coalmine on your left hand side.

By plane
 

When travelling by plane we advise you the following arrival airports:

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The most convenient way to reach the Manifesta 9 venue (and office) by public transport is to take the train to Genk station and continue by bus to the district of Waterschei.

For train times please check the website of the National railway service Belgium (NMBS).

Bus services to Waterschei depart from in front of the train station Genk every 30 minutes on platform 1.

Check the itinerary for bus G1 Genk Station - Zwartberg.
 


By bike from Genk railway station


Rent a bike from the Velopoint at the railway station in Genk. You can visit Manifesta with a bike from the railway station:
Option 1. Reservation 0032-495524226
Option 2. Bike 10 euro, Electric Bike 20 euro, Tandem 18 euro and children's bikes 5 euro. Pick up the bike: opening hours during the week 7 h until 19 h during weekends and holidays 9h until 13h. It's possible to return bikes after closing hours to the Velopoint using an electronic key.

www.toerismelimburg.be
www.fietsbasis.be

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Discover and experience Genk. We offer you some of our highlights: 
 

C-mine, the former mine site of Winterslag

  • Wander through the energy building with its unique design and artistic projects
  • Visit the ceramics gallery Studio Pieter Stockmans
  • Enjoy a gripping concert, a unique theater or a good movie.
  • The brand new experience trail C-mine expedition: a journey through the underground passageways and to the top of the 60 meter high minetower.

www.c-mine.be 




Open Air Museum Domain Bokrijk

More than a hundred historic buildings with authentic furnishings were meticulously rebuilt. For children there is a giant playground, for nature lovers a large arboretum.

www.bokrijk.be
 



National Park Hoge Kempen, De Wijers, De Maten and Kattevennen

In the forests of the National Park Hoge Kempen there is plenty of room for cycling and walking. The park has five passageways of which Kattevennenis one. Take a trip through the wetland De Wijers that holds approx. 1175 ponds. Another nature reserve is De Maten, on the edge of the Campine Plateau.

www.nationaalpark.be
 



Cosmodrome

Cosmodrome is an exciting discovery along stars, planets and other mysterious celestial bodies. The giant Star Cinema shows a 360 degree spectacle in the magic of the universe.

www.cosmodrome.be


Maasmechelen Village

Fashionistas can indulge in designer outlet stores at Maasmechelen Village.

www.maasmechelenvillage.com


For more information on all activities in and around Genk:

www.uitingenk.be

 

In Limburg

So many reasons for a holiday in Limburg as 2012 is the year of the top events. Besides Manifesta 9 you can also visit the prestigious exhibition 'The Golden Age of China' in Maaseik or travel back in time with 'Bokrijk & The Sixties'.

www.toerismelimburg.be

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Extend and enrich your visit to Manifesta 9 with a stay in one of the beautiful hotels and their custom Manifesta 9 arrangements.

Our basic arrangements in Genk:

Manifesta 9 and C-mine: 

Discover the mining past and combine Manifesta 9 with C-Mine and C-mine Mine Expedition 


Manifesta 9 and Culture:
Keen on (local) culture? Then the various galleries, museums, studios and other arts organizations in the area offer an interesting program for you.

Manifesta 9 and Nature:
Care for something else, something different? The nature around Genk is astonishing and houses one of the most beautiful national parks in Belgium: the Hoge Kempen.

Take a look at the following hotels for their ofers, prices and booking.

Different Hotels 
For addresses see: www.differenthotels.be

Manifesta 9 and C-mine

  • visit to Manifesta 9 including a guided tour
  • lunch in the Manifesta 9 Restaurant
  • visit to C-Mine and C-Mine expedition
  • VIP-pass Maasmechelen Village Outlet Shopping (10% discount in 9 shops of your choice)
  • overnachting en ontbijt


Price (per person based on a two-person bedroom, incl breakfast):

Starting at € 72,50

Info & reservations:
T +32 (0)89 36 24 44
E info@differenthotels.be
W www.differenthotels.be


Stiemerheide Genk

Wiemesmeerstraat 105
3600 Genk

Manifesta 9 culinary
Reception with coffee, tea, orange juice and pastries
Visit to Manifesta with a tour
Visit C-Mine and C-Mine expedition
4 course dinner in restaurant Corneille or 
4 course dinner at The Kristalijn 

Overnight with breakfast

Prijs (Price (per person based on double occupancy, including breakfast): 

€ 111,00 (dinner in restaurant Corneille)
€ 124,00 (dinner at The Kristalijn)

Info & reservations:
T +32 (0)89 35 58 28
F +32 (0)89 35 58 03
E info@stiemerheide.be
W www.stiemerheide.be



Special Manifesta 9 rates also apply for:

Radisson Blu (Hasselt)
0032/11.77.00.07
reservations.hasselt@radissonblu.com (mention Manifesta 9)


Townhouse Design Hotel (Maastricht)
0031 43 321 11 11 (mention Manifesta 9)

 


Holiday Inn Hasselt
& Holiday Inn Express Hasselt
011 24 22 00
info@hihasselt.com (mention Manifesta 9)



Designhotel Maastricht - Hampshire Eden

Manifesta9Dine&Design
- Room and breakfast
- 3-course dinner at the Brasserie Flo
- Entrance ticket Manifesta9

€ 95 per person based on a two person bedroom
Surcharge of € 10 per person on Friday or Saturday
Excluding City Tax € 3,49 per person

Stationsstraat 40
6221 BR
Maastricht - The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)43 328 2525
Fax: +31 (0)43 328 2526 (Mention Manifesta 9)


foto: Luc Daelemans

cArAvAn:
The coolest hotel in the neighbourhood: 9 caravans transformed into refreshing sleeping units by Limburg based architects and designers: Steven Brouns, Donum Ontwerpstudio, Oculus ( Fontaine, Kint & Jullet), Linde Hermans, Lens°Ass, Ick Reuvis, Vittorio Simoni, Laura Theuwis and Michaël Verheyden. This temporary B&B was created for Manifesta. Back to basic, but in style!
€ 120 for 2 persons, breakfast included.

All information and bookings on www.leaving.be

Together with Bo Ness and Carbon Hotel Genk we rent Vespa’s. Thanks to our unique routes you’ll discover history, contemporary art, nice shops, surprising spots and cutting edge bars and restaurants. Or taste our arrangements with Giovani Oosters, chef in Vous lé Vous and the fabulous wellness on a boat in Bo Ness. And since we are right on the famous “bicycle network” we offer free bicycles to our guests, thanks to the city of Hasselt.



Bloemenweelde:
An experience in an authentic and comfortable villa of the former coal mines director, located in a park. Spacious and luxurious accomodation with each desired comfort, a dream stay in a quiet and protected property.

All information and bookings on www.bloemenweelde.be

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On the occasion of Manifesta 9 thirty catering businesses from Genk and surroundings offer special snacks, drinks and complete menus. Just to satisfy a small hunger or a fine dining experience, you can do all this in one of the 30 'Manifesta 9 preferred restaurants'. To be identified by the above Manifesta 9-sticker.

DA VINCI
Pastoor Raeymaekersstraat 3
M: info@restaurantdavinci.be
T: 089 30 60 59           
FRENCH/BELGIAN


DUCAL
Centrumlaan 11 bus 12
M: info@ducal.be
T: 089 65 05 55           
ITALIAN / MEDITERRANEAN


SAPORI DI GIU   
Centrumlaan 36                  
M:info@saporidigiu.be
T: 089 24 41 66
ITALIAN


EL GRECO      
Hoevenzavellaan 68 A1      
M:elgreco@skynet.be   
T: 089 38 37 70           
GREEK


LA BOTTE 
Europalaan 99      
M:info@labotte.be
T: 089 36 25 45           
ITALIAN


CINE CITTA  
C-Mine 1
M:info@cine-citta.com             
ITALIAN/MEDITERRANEAN


BRASSERIE AU PALMIER (OASE)   
Havenstraat 18      
M:info@oasegenk.be    
T: 089 35 32 67           
FRENCH/BELGIAN


AL DENTE     
Torenlaan 70                  
M:aldente-genk@telenet.be    
T: 089 20 93 53           
ITALIAN


RESTAURANT POLAT           
Vennestraat 146                
M:info@restaurant-polat.be   
T: 089 24 31 41
TURKISH


ORESTIS        
Hoevenzavellaan 91
M:efgenia@skynet.be  
T: 089 84 32 22
GREEK          


SALONIKI (bvba SALONIKI)           
Stalenstraat 93                              
T: 089 38 14 28           
GREEK          


'T KONIJNTJE           
Vennestraat 74                  
M:info@konijntje.be     
T: 089 35 26 45           
FRENCH/BELGIAN


'T STADSCAFE (bvba DC HORECA)
Marktstraat 28                  
M:info@stadscafe-genk.be      
T: 089 85 23 35           
BRASSERIE


TREFPUNT
Dieplaan 23              
M:trefpuntgenk@hotmail.be  
T: 089 35 11 63           
BRASSERIE    


CUCINA DE LUCA (bvba IL TEMPO)          
Neerzijstraat  41                  
M:cucina25@skynet.be           
T: 089 24 88 94           
ITALIAN    


DE KRISTALIJN (STIEMERHEIDE nv)        
Wiemesmeerstraat 105                  
M:info@dekristalijn.be
T: 089 35 58 28           
FRENCH/BELGIAN  


BRASSERIE 360° (bvba DC HORECA)       
Stadsplein 16                       
BRASSERIE    


ANATOLIA     
Evence Coppéelaan  22                  
M:anatolia.restaurant@base.be          
T: 089 79 17 70           
TURKISH           


LA POSTA         
Vennestraat 185                
M:laposta@live.be        
T: 089 30 30 48           
ITALIAN    


LA FOCACCIA 
Fletersdel 1 
M:info@la-focaccia.be  
T: 089 32 10 10           
ITALIAN    


CAFE AFI
Vennestraat 98                  
ITALIAN    


LA PETITE CUISINE 
Jaarbeurslaan 4    
M:lapetitecuisine@bartclaes.be          
T: 089 81 25 56           
FRENCH/BELGIAN 


RESTAURANT GUSTO     
Europalaan 38                  
M:info@gustocarbon.be          
T: 089 32 29 29           
FRENCH/MEDITERRANEAN  


BRASSERIE BASICS       
C-Mine 10     
M:basics@bartclaes.be
T: 089 35 18 38           
BRASSERIE    


IL PROVERBIO AUTENTICA PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA      
Noordlaan 24                  
M:massimo@ilproverbio.be    
T: 089 30 67 50           
ITALIAN    


ROYAL           
Albert Remansstraat 1         
M:info@dchoreca.be    
T: 089 36 41 50           
RESTAURANT / BRASSERIE


RESTAURANT PEPER EN ZOUT - Dirk Appeltans
Europalaan 81                  
M:info@peper-en-zout.be       
T: 089 35 74 67           
FRENCH/BELGIAN  


O'GEROS        
Vennestraat 1                     
M:info@ogeros.be        
T: 089/358935
GREEK          


'T POORTHUYS         
Bokrijklaan 2                     
M:info@poorthuys.be  
T: 011 26 54 14           
FRENCH


EOS    
Zaveldriesstraat 29                  
M:misterdrakos@hotmail.com
T: 089/209339
GREEK          

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