The Eau d'Heure lakes, the biggest lake complex in Belgium

  • Discover the Eau d'Heure lakes, the Plate Taille dam at Boussu-lez-Walcourt
  • Discover the Eau d'Heure lakes, the biggest lake complex in Belgium
  • Discover the Eau d'Heure lakes, the biggest lake complex in Belgium
  • Discover the Eau d'Heure lakes, the biggest lake complex in Belgium
  • Canoeing/Kayaking/Pedalo
  • Cycling and Mountain Biking
  • Swimming & diving
  • Adventure sports
  • Watersports or sailing
  • Kayaking/canoeing/rafting
  • Water attraction
  • Nature reserve

The Eau d'Heure 5 artificial lakes, are a stunning preserved natural area and the largest nautical space in Belgium.

Located between Charleroi, Philippeville and Beaumont, the Eau d'Heure lakes offer a wide range of activities and infrastructures that will delight athletes, families with children and nature lovers altogether.

The complex is divided in 3:

Guided tour of the dam and the Eau d'Heure skywalk

An experience not to be missed! Visitors can travel down to the depths of the biggest dam in Belgium or up to the Skywalk, 107 m high, offering a stunning panorama from its glass protected viewing platform.

A selection of marked trails offer wonderful opportunities to walk, ride your (normal or mountain) bike. There are different levels (fit for beginners, families and exert hikers) to choose from.

"European Destinations of Excellence" (EDEN) 

The Eau d'Heure lakes are proud to be an EDEN "European Destinations of Excellence". Indeed, this iconic touristic destination in Belgium, which straddles both the province of Namur and Hainaut, won the "Aquatic Tourism" category in 2010.

Practical information

The site and the visitor centres are open all year round.

Some activities will only be available at specific times in the year.

Tips for accommodation

Have a look at the beautiful videos on the Eau d'Heure lakes Youtube channel.





  • Outdoor catering
  • Indoor catering
  • Free catering
  • Bike hire
  • Restaurant
  • Housing service


  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Tennis
  • Cycling


  • Internet access
  • Wheelchair/disabled access
  • Cafe
  • Daylight
  • Shop
  • Training materials on request
  • Training materials provided
  • Non-smoking
  • Parking
  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi


    Pets allowed


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    Additional information

    Parking busYes
    Secure ParkingYes
    The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.