Beringen and its environs is characterised by its coal mining past. The last coal mine in Beringen closed its doors in 1989 and 6,800 pitmen lost their jobs. Today only a few mining buildings are left - the Beringen mine site. It contains 100 000 m² of existing buildings. This makes it the largest industrial heritage site in Flanders and unique in Europe. Of all the mine sites in Limburg, this is the only site where the industrial heart of the mine has been preserved. The mine site is located in the suburban area of the third largest city in Limburg, and at the foot of two hills. Now called be-MINE it has been given a new use as a tourist-recreational project. Urban functions like living, working, and shopping are interwoven in a balanced manner. The master plan for the reallocation of 32 hectares of mining ground gives the historic location a dignified, valuable, and contemporary interpretation. Numerous museums and exhibitions provide detailed information about the region’s history. TODI - be MINE diving centre features unbelievable underwater adventures and a gigantic outdoor playground for kids and grown-ups. Do you want to know more about the diving centre? Then check out our live webcams!