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Located between Liège and Maastricht, Blegny-Mine is one of the four authentic coal mines in Europe with underground galleries accessible for the visitors through the original shaft. Situated at – 30 and – 60 metres, they allow a complete discovery...more
Not often you get an opportunity to go down into a previously working coal mine, decommissioned almost 40years ago.
Plenty time spent down in the mine itself. For non Dutch or French speakers there is an audio guide to accompany but it is less comprehensive...More
While traveling in the North of France and Belgium, I was looking for a coal mine which could visit underground as well. This is a World Heritage site and it has been arranged to give a real tour to the visitor. Those tours are done...More
Very interesting to learn more about the coal mining industry and see what the harse conditions were for the miners. The tours are guided and we had a very friendly and older guide who worked himself for more than 20 years in a (different) mine...More
On the overall it was a great experience. You could feel the working conditions. Not appropriate for those who are not conformable with closed areas.We went minus 30 and 60 meters underground. The tour was ok. The audio guide is a complete failure compared with...More
We went to see the mines of Blegny with 3 families. We had our own guide (visits are always guided) and got into the deep of the mines. At several places, we got information on how people used to work in the mines and what...More
You will understand what was the hard work of miners and how they gave their lives for money. It's just incredible to work into darkness with water under the knees, floating waste and a horse that pull a trolley and became blind.
This was the second coal mine tour that my husband and I and our 3 kids have been on, and I guess all coal mines are the same. It wasn't thrilling for us, but this could have been because it was a rainy day and...More
I had to be in the area on business so I took my boys with and travelled from Antwerp. If you do not speak French or Dutch use the audioguides. We saw the mines and the slag heap. The mines were fascinating and listening to...More
If you don't speak French - don't go there.
The French speaking people looked interested in what the tour guide was explaining.
The tour guide was enthusiastic and very passionate and it seems like his explanations and the way he delivered them made the difference...More
When this coal mine closed, its next function as a museum was anticipated. Visitors go underground, where they can see different aspects of the mining process. A guide and a movie give background information.