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Open Air Museum Bokrijk, Genk

(4.3/5 based on 380+ 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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  • great full free games. Without counted the area paying which is great at the level of the reproduction of old houses and representatives of the old trades people. Only downside. Wheelchairs are available at the entrance, it is difficult to have access to many attractions (access to the buildings and houses)
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  • Beautiful surroundings for hiking. Pity that cycling was under water. But I do own the opening times are not gecotroleerd
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  • Fine if you keep walking. The paths were slightly more humid and modderiger. The cottages were also shut. Prove this to be open in the summer. What a pity. You could be on different places have a drink. There were a lot of visitors even though it was cold. To be repeated but then in the summer
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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.