Genk is Flanders’ greenest city centre. In fact, one third of Genk is ‘green’ in one way or another: nature, woods, parks, etc. Extensive wildlife areas and areas of natural beauty like Bokrijk, De Maten and the Hoge Kempen National Park draw visitors not only from all over Belgium but also from abroad. Contributing to what makes Genk really special are the green spaces surrounding and connecting Genk, along with the planting that brightens up every front and back garden here. Genk might be described as nature’s patchwork quilt and it comes in every format: small, medium, large and even extra large. Wherever you are in Genk, you are never more than half a kilometre from a green space.