Bokrijk: 
Genk, Belgium

by | Jul 24, 2023 | 0 comments

When we heard about Bokrijk from our friends in Antwerp, we realized we’d found the perfect place for a day trip. Bokrijk is a combination of historical living and beautiful nature.

An hour’s drive from Antwerp, Bokrijk is well known for the open air  museum where there are historical buildings set up as a town would have looked in that area in the beginning of the 1900s, demonstrating the culture, history and customs of the area. There are demonstrations of what the craftsmen would create, there is a large windmill, farm houses and animals, herb gardens, a bakery where they sell freshly baked goods, school house, game room with games from that era that visitors can try.  There are so many more exhibits  and buildings to see, we didn’t have time to see it all.

Bokrijk is well known for the open air  museum where there are historical buildings set up as a town would have looked in that area in the beginning of the 1900s, demonstrating the culture, history and customs of the area. There are demonstrations of what the craftsmen would create, there is a large windmill, farm houses and animals, herb gardens, a bakery where they sell freshly baked goods, school house, game room with games from that era that visitors can try.  There are so many more exhibits  and buildings to see, we didn’t have time to see it all.

The playground at Bokrijk is unbelievable! It is practically the size of a mini town. The highlight is the humongous slides which are 2-3 stories high. There are pancake swings, ziplines, tire swings, merry-go-rounds, a playground for toddlers, many picnic tables and so many more exciting elements that I can’t remember off hand. 
Right by the playground there is a mini golf course and mini electric cars that can be used for a small fee.

The bike rental on site has a variety of options. There are bike paths that lead out of the Bokrijk Park to the surrounding area. The path we took goes through the woods  and leads to the most amazing paved path through the water. It literally feels like biking through the water. The geese were leaning over the side to the people looking for food. Once we crossed over we continued on the path until we returned to the entrance of Bokrijk where we returned the bikes.

Everyone had a  phenomenal time at Bokrijk-no matter the age.

 

Posted: July 24, 2023

Price and Hours Updated: June 4, 2024

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices

Address:

Bokrijklaan 1
3600 Genk, Belgium

Phone Number:

+3211265300

Website:

http://www.bokrijk.be/

Hours:

Open Air Museum: Open every day  from 10 am. until 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays, except public holidays and Mondays during the Flemish school holidays.
Outdoor Playground: Open every day from 9 a.m. until sunset.
Bike Rentals (At Parking Lot 1) From April 1 to November 5: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

Price:

Open Air Museum:
Children from 0 to 2 years: free
Children from 3 to 12 years old:  €3
Young people and adults from 13 to 59 years old:  €17
60+, people with a disability, group rate (from 10 paying adults):  €13
Family ticket  (max. 2 adults + max. 4 children aged 3 to 12): €37

Tickets online are a € 1 less.
The Open Air Playground is accessible free of charge all year round.
Daily bike rental prices start at  €14 for adult bike and €8 child bike.
During the Bokrijk season (April 1 to November 5) parking is € 5.00/day.

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