Tree Tents: an Alternative Form of Accommodation

These tear shaped tree tents in Borgloon are are part of Pit, a project of Z33 - house for contemporary art - which brings art in public places. The four tents are made by Dutch artist Dré Wapenaar and provide an alternative form of accommodation to spend the night in the region.



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Reservations can be made at tourism Borgloon by mail (toerisme@borgloon.be) or at the tourist information office (Markt z/n, 3840 Borgloon, Belgium). You can spend the night in a tree tent between April and October.

Location: Lane headed to the Castle of Hex (side street of Alfonsstraat), Bommershoven (Borgloon)

tents hanging on trees


tents hanging on trees



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C-Mine Genk: a Former Mine Site

Once an active coal mine, C-mine has transformed today into a creative centre with lots of activities to do.

Mining activity started in 1917, at its height, the mine employed 6250 miners. The high cost of coal production resulted in closing the mine in 1988.

Some of the original buildings can still be seen and visited today. The main building, the Energy Building, houses the visitor centre. Here you can start a tour through the building and learn more of its history. Highlight is a visit to the mine shaft, offering a beautiful panorama at a height of more than 60 m.



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On the site of C-mine you can also find restaurants, an indoor playground, a culture centre, a cinema and various other businesses.

Location: Evence Coppeelaan 91, 3600 Genk, Belgium

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view platform in old mine shaft


mine shaft and ruine of mine building


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Once an active coal mine, C-mine has transformed today into a creative centre with lots of activities to do. Mining activity started in 19...