- The Hoge Kempen National Park is the only national park in the country.
- The park is an area of natural beauty where more than 5,700 ha of woodland and heathland are managed and protected. The area covers Dilsen-Stokkem, Maasmechelen, Zutendaal, Lanaken, As and of course Genk.
- Pine forests alternate with purple-flowering heath, large expanses of water and high peaks. It is the natural habitat of rare flora and fauna.
Six gateways to the Hoge Kempen National Park
Everyone is welcome to relax here as much or as little as they like by hiking, biking, ... or just revelling in all this beauty. Six entrance gates help you on your way.
Each gateway is dedicated to a nature theme
In Kattevennen, Genk’s gateway, the theme is the macrocosm. In the Cosmodrome (the former Europlanetarium), you go on a fascinating journey through space among stars, planets and other mysterious phenomena.
For more info take a look at www.nationaalparkhogekempen.be/en