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Open Air Museum Bokrijk, Genk
(4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Breathe in the fragrant countryside at Open Air Museum Bokrijk, an open-air museum that immerses you in the country's rural history. Inside the restored buildings, costumed craftsmen practice their trades, such as weaving, carving, and baking, while others recreate historical games and events from the 19th and 20th centuries. The houses are refurbished; you can tour them freely on your own. Head to the arboretum next to the museum, home to local varieties of trees that stand tall over the red brick buildings and a huge play area. The play area provides entertainment for children, while a restaurant on site serves local recipes. The parking fee and admission fee are charged separately. Plan to see Open Air Museum Bokrijk and other attractions that appeal to you using our Genk trip generator.
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  • The open air museum in Bokrijk, where everyone is catapulted in the past with the beautiful cottages, the mills, ... a must for youth growing up with all kinds of technology. It was indeed completely different in the past. Also recommended is a walk in the arboretum.
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  • Magnificent estate with beautiful buildings of old farm and other buildings. I also like the development of various interiors. The Park is also beautifully ornate and don't ruin anything it is that the little 4-legged friends are allowed of course! The prices are not outrageous (€5 parking + entry)
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  • Open air museum Bokrijk is a superrelaxerend where they have for 100 years and formerly of Flanders reconstructed. A Flemish village, of the Hesbaye region and Kempisch, an ancient city; and to sum up the ultimate trip for reanactment done if you have visit zakenrealties on the weekend in Belgium, it gives them the impression that we only ' civilized ' in Limburg. Extra advantage I find you in the beverage, food and candy occasions the old original recipes of 100 years ago dished gets (and smells and tastes bring me then back to grandmother's time: baked buckwheat cake, black pig's head, or artisan bread with red noses from the candy shop ... delicious. Combine with a high cover tochtkar and your Sunday with sometimes stiff business partners is suddenly the day of their lives. I've been here a few times with South Americans, Africans and people from the far East and have experienced only enthusiasm! As far as I am concerned, hear Bokrijk even in the Top 10 attractions in Belgium.
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  • A very relaxing place with many things to learn on the life in a Belgian village 100 years ago, on the 60's in Belgium and on the old jobs and traditional games. A big park. Joy for kids and parents. Farm animals and old beautiful trees. Only negative points: expensive bars and restaurants, the customer service is not good.
  • Rather big Park with constructed largely historically accurate buildings. Has nice maintained nature for just walking, games for kids and non-boring adults. Much evolved and renovated since my last childhood visit.
  • Well maintained open air museum. The inhabitants of the villages will happily tell you how they are living in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The museum is set around a few different villages from different geographic regions in Flanders. All the buildings are actual houses that people lived in that were carefully moved to the museum. Craftsmen are working throughout the museum. They also give workshops. Prepare to do some walking, or have a horse and carriage drive you around. Don't try to rush through in an hour. Just go with the pace of life as it was a hundred or more years ago.
  • Great place. the staff "in character" are very helpfull, friendly and really give great explanations. You can learn more things in one afternoon visiting this place than you would in a whole year otherwise.
  • Expensive, and overall not as much to see as I hoped, at least for the price. Children might enjoy it, though.