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One of a few old cold mine with a comprehensive guided tour.

While traveling in the North of France and Belgium, I was looking for a coal mine which could visit... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
RNBKK
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Bangkok, Thailand
Very impressive

Very interesting to learn more about the coal mining industry and see what the harse conditions... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
JeroenB192
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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
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Rue Lambert Marlet 23, Blegny 4670, Belgium
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul N
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JeroenB192
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

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

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank 102joachims
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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.

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Eric_H2o
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank OntarioJenn
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 7 May 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank segevb
Reviewed 27 November 2015

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.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank RHAHJ
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