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Blegny-Mine

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hansvink wrote a review Feb 2020
Oud-Turnhout, Belgium354 contributions108 helpful votes
A guided tour up to 60 meters under the ground to show how coles were digged in the past. Very intresting.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sabina wrote a review Nov 2019
40 contributions5 helpful votes
We were impressed by the site and possibility. Kids liked running around see equipment. Possible to visit mine, go on the tour around the hill and to the top, go on the train tour to discover the neighborhood, museum, playground, mini golf ... We had a great day. Important to know - guided tours are only in French and Dutch.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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CamperTravel wrote a review Jun 2019
Cuijk, The Netherlands216 contributions271 helpful votes
Like most of reviewers already mentioned. The mine is preserved in perfect condition and the guides are ex-employees of the mine. They tell the history of the mine like it was yesterday. A few tips for the people who want to visit the mine: - there are dedicated spots for compete to stay overnight. Water is free and there are facilities for gray water and chemical toilet disposal. Electricity costs €2 per 12hr. - the temperature in the mine is comparable to the ground temperature. You don’t need to bring extra clothing. Besides, you get to put on a worker’s shirt when you go down there. - the floor of the mine is covered with gravel and it is level. So a comfortable pair of sneakers is good enough. -once in a year there is a Italian music festival held here at the mine for the descendants of Italian mine workers. Normally it is around May. Call the mine reception for more information.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Paul N wrote a review Oct 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands53 contributions45 helpful votes
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 than the guide led commentary and does not cover the on site museum. Certainly interesting however it all felt a little perfunctory and by the numbers from the staff except the wonderfully welcoming team in the restaurant.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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RNBKK wrote a review Sep 2017
Bangkok, Thailand319 contributions65 helpful votes
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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 by former miners and they take you down the gallery where they use to extract the coal.The almost 2-hour tour is worth the detour and gives you a true sense of it was down there.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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