Admiring castles surrounded by beautiful moats, explore hills and valleys to listen to the whisper of a stream... Discover amazing activities along Wallonia's waterways.
- Houdeng-goegniesRiver cruises
The hydraulic boat lifts of the Canal du CentreSituated in the province of Hainaut, these 4 hydraulic lifts, built beginning of the XIXth century, are standing monuments to the Belgian Industrial revolution. These timeless masterpieces, listed by UNESCO, can be visited.
- RonquièresRiver cruises
The Ronquières inclined plane: a fascinating siteLocated on the Charleroi-Bruxelles canal, the Ronquières inclined plane compensates a 70 m drop: a rather unique feature.
- ViséWaterways holidays
The Lanaye locks on the Meuse near ViséThe Lanaye locks, located on the Meuse by the Dutch border (province of Liège), mark the junction of the Canal de Lanaye and the Canal Albert.
- HastièreIndustrial heritage
The interpretation centre of the former locks of HastièreThis open-air museum explains how the local, manually managed locks work and what being a lock keeper means. The site is free of access all year round.
- ThuinMuseum & discovery
Discover Thuin and its boat making history at the Thudo EcomuseumThuin, once a boatmen's town, reveals part of its history to visitors. Step on board this narrowboat-museum, anchored by the Quai de Sambre and discover what the daily waterway life used to be like in the region.
- PlombièresWalking or hiking
The mining site of Plombières and its nature reserveThe former mining site of Plombières is now a nature reserve characterised by the presence of calamine grasslands. Growing there is a special flora linked to the concentration of zinc and other heavy metals in the substratum, of which the calamine pansy is the most representative.
- Ottignies-louvain-la-neuveMuseum & discovery
Musée de l'Eau et de la Fontaine: a water and fountain themed open air museumThe Musée de L'eau invites its visitors to discover the richness of water, source of life, at the Bois des Rêves in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve. Although the museum is evolving at the moment, a fantastic selection of art pieces are on show at the Bois des Rêves. Access is free. The perfect excuse for a stroll!