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How to visit

You can visit De Unie Hasselt-Genk by bike, train or on foot. You can find more info on the different routes below.

By bike

The works of art for De Unie Hasselt-Genk are all located alongside, or close to, the Limburg cycling route. That is why the bike is the ideal means of transport to visit this contemporary art route. The available cycle points are all indicated on the routemap. You can also follow the red arrows on the road deck.

Bikes for rent

You don’t have a bike or you can’t bring your own? You can always rent one at “vzw Basis” cycle points, located at the train stations of Hasselt and Genk. Please book your bikes in advance via the free number 0800 96 96 70 (option 2). You can rent a bike with prices starting from €10.

Extra practical tip: if you rent a bike specifically to visit De Unie Hasselt-Genk, you can rent it at one location (e.g. Hasselt train station) and leave it at another location afterwards (e.g. Genk train station).

Cycle point (fietspunt) Hasselt
Stationsplein – Hasselt (where the train station is)
Info & bookings: 0800 96 96 7 (option 2)
OPEN: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sat-Sun 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – You can return the bikes until 10 p.m.

Cycle Point (fietspunt) Genk
Europalaan 45 – Genk (where the train station is)
Info & bookings: 0800 96 96 7 (option 2)
OPEN: Fri 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sat-Sun 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – You can return the bikes until 10 p.m.

If you arrive by train, you can buy the B-dagtrip “trein + huurfiets” ticket, which includes a train ticket + bike rental (webpage only available in Dutch.)

On foot

Of course you can also visit parts of De Unie Hasselt-Genk on foot.

In Hasselt, the works of art are within walking distance from each other. It is even better and easier to visit the heart of the city on foot. If you want to follow the full Hasselt route on foot, prepare yourself for a tough walk of about 9 kilometres.

The bike is still the ideal means of transport to visit De Unie Hasselt-Genk.

By train or bus

It is easy to visit De Unie Hasselt-Genk using public transport. Hasselt or Genk train stations are always the starting points of the art route. You can get your route map for free at the bike junction located at Hasselt/Genk train stations.

Hasselt and Genk are easily accessible by train from Brussels, Gent, Liège and Antwerp.

If you arrive by train, you can you can buy the B-dagtrip “trein + huurfiets” ticket, which includes a train ticket + bike rental (link webpage only available in Dutch)

You can take your own bike on the train or rent a bike at the cycle point in Hasselt or Genk (See: By bike).

Coming from Maastricht, you can take De Lijn bus 20A towards Hasselt or Genk.

By car

We don’t recommend driving from one work of art to the other. We suggest parking your car either in Hasselt or Genk.

Parking in Hasselt (Dutch only)
Parking in Genk (Dutch only)

Accessibility

Not all locations of the art route have special facilities for the disabled.