Open air museum


Bokrijk Open-Air Museum is the perfect place for a school or youth club outing. Children and young people can experience and relive life in the past, thanks to fascinating interactive programmes. We can also design programmes tailored to your requirements. Pre-school, primary school, secondary school and youth club groups will all find things to their liking. In other words, fun and educational at the same time!

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Food & Drinks

Check out this list on where to eat and drink in Bokrijk.

Food & Drinks

Het Koetshuis

Atmospheric brasserie with indoor and outdoor terrace. A wide variety of products are available, including surprising snacks, fresh salads, seasonal menus and hearty regional beers. Suitable for groups of up to 200.


A spacious family business near the playground. Dennenhof has its own authentic parlour, an orangery and attractive gardens, and there are a number of areas which can be sealed off. Suitable for groups of up to 600.

't Poorthuys

't Poorthuys means ‘the Gatehouse’ in English, and, as the name suggests, it is located at the entrance to Bokrijk Open-Air Museum. In the spring of 2017, the original building from 1774 was converted into a cosy bistro. Chef Jeff Beyens brings a contemporary cuisine and Peter Janssens  receives the guests with style.

St. – Gummarus

Attractive inn near the Kempen village square, with a large bar room and spacious pleasant outdoor terrace. Local dishes, such as traditional farmers’ meals, Flemish chops and buckwheat cakes, can be enjoyed here. This inn was originally built in Lier in 1775, and was recently completely renovated. The result is a fresh and contemporary interior built from honest and sustainable materials, which manages to retain its authenticity. 

In den Dolfijn

Tavern-eatery with West Flanders specialties. The building was transferred here from St.Rijkers near Veurne in 1978. Suitable for groups of up to 20.

De Kleinaert

Homely pub in the Haspengouw section of the Open-Air Museum. Perfect for small dishes and snacks. Suitable for groups of up to 25.


HANGAR58 is an eco-friendly low-energy building with unusual architecture. It contains all the amenities needed to make the site suitable for holding events throughout the year.

* separate car park for 700 cars
* large modular space
* impressive views of the market square in the Old Town

Sweetshop Museum

If you’re interested in what kids liked eating in the olden days, simply ask the sweetshop assistant and taste it yourself! This sweetshop only sells handmade sweets made according to old recipes.


Enjoy your sandwiches in the open air at one of the many pleasant picnic areas in Bokrijk.