Sunday 17 November 2019
From 13h00 until 19h30
Blegny Mine, East Belgium
Transportation by 4* luxury coach
At Expat Club we like to learn how things work and visit contemporary and historical industrial sites. Today we are again digging into Belgian industrial history by visiting a genuine coal mine. It is our second visit after an unforgettable experience back in 2015. The roots of the Blegny Mine between Liège and Maastricht go deep. The first hole was dug in 1779 and operations went on until 1980 when the mine was closed down by the government. Since then it serves as a tourist destination and gets consistently very high reviews (4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, 4.4 on Google). Also our friends from Cheeseweb were impressed with their visit. In 2012 the Blegny-Mine was ranked a UNESCO World Heritage site together with 3 other major mining sites in Wallonia: Bois du Cazier, Bois-du-Luc and Grand-Hornu. This is a recognition of the role the mine played in Belgium’s industrial history and an acknowledgment of the hard lives of the miners.
What is included?
- Transportation by 4* luxury coach
- Bottled water (outbound trip)
- Entrance fees
- Guided tour mining museum (1 hour)
- Guide tour through coal mine (2 hours)
- A great group of international people
- A lifetime expat memory
Bus departure points
Place Schuman (bus stop next to KBC bank on roundabout)
Who can join us?
Expat Club is open to everyone who feels like joining an open-minded international group of expats and Belgians (we don’t have cliques of people). We welcome:
- Members & non-members
- Expats & (international) Belgians
- All ages, including children on most trips
- Singles / couples / retirees / friends / colleagues / families
How to add a child ticket?
Families are more than welcome on this trip. Children up to 18 years will get a discounted price of just €40. There is a minimum age of at least 6 years old for this trip. Also, you should be aware we will be underground for about 1,5 hours, and will be in smaller spaces with less light. Unless you suffer from extreme claustrophobia there is no reason for concern.
Practical information for participants
Not yet available, check on Wednesday before departure