Thor Park offers not only heritage but also a unique 30-hectare park and nature environment. It provides a wonderful backdrop for all kinds of relaxation. Moreover, you can explore the landscape of the National Park Hoge Kempen  from Thor Park, on foot or via the Limburg cycling route network. Nearby are the Schansbroek, the Klaverberg and the Kolenspoor. The landscape combines unique natural elements with the beautiful industrial mining buildings and garden suburbs.



Have a picnic at the foot of the slag heap

Have you ever climbed a slag heap? You should! At the top you'll be treated by a breath-taking view of the impressive mining site and the football stadium.

At the foot of the slag heap, behind Thor Park, you will find beautiful covered picnic areas. Lovely to recharge your batteries in the middle of nature.


Hiking at Thor Park

Entrance gate to Hoge Kempen National Park

Weidse terril

The terril of Waterschei, in the Thor Park hiking area, is an old slag heap that bears witness to Genk's rich mining past. The stones come from the surrounding layers of the coal veins. The terril has been protected since 1999, but you are definitely allowed to climb it.

11 walking routes on one map

To make the unique surroundings of Thor Park accessible to the public, 11 new routes, varying in length from 2 to 16 km, have been mapped out. The handy THOR PARK walking map, with more than 40 km of signposted walking trails, helps you on your way and provides some more information about the area.The map is available at the catering outlets of Thor Central, the main building of the site; at the C-mine visitors' reception; or online via the National Park web shop (website only in dutch)

The little stone men path

The Little stone men will lead you to the top. Do your bit too and make your own little stone men! You can also walk the little stone men path with the help of an app. Little Stone, a fictional character, will then tell you all about heritage and nature in the area. Once at the top, you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the impressive mine site and KRC Genk's football stadium.

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Cycling at Thor Park

Entrance gate to National Park Hoge Kempen

Explore the landscape of the National Park Hoge Kempen from Thor Park via the Limburg cycling route network.