Heritage & history

Heritage & history

Find out everything there is to know about the rich mining history, the closure of the mines and the birth of C-mine.

The city of Genk has a rich history, which was profoundly impacted by the discovery of coal in its underground. The closure of the coal mines was yet another milestone. It’s no coincidence that today’s creative hotspot is located in a place that remains a living, breathing part of the city’s history.

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