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Open Air Museum Bokrijk, Genk

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 340+ 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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  • Beautiful place to walk or ride your bike. Amazing garden full of diversity. A really cool 'walk through water' path where lots of birds come swimming towards you. Guaranteed fun! 
  • The fifth time we come. The playground is free. You paid only parking. Lots of variety. A beautiful green area. Bokrijk shall never disappoints.
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  • Very nice historical place. You will be submerged back in the past. Understanding a lot better how things went then. Very nice and interesting to do with children. 
  • 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.
  • Very well done and kept. Unique, as far as I know.
  • The sixties exposition is great.
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