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
  • Discover the Eau d'Heure lakes, the biggest lake complex in Belgium
  • Classification officielle d'une attraction en Wallonie : 3 soleils
  • Water attraction
  • Woodland, nature reserve or natural area
  • Lake, water body or waterway
  • Kayak, canoe or rafting
  • Swimming & diving
  • Fishing
  • Adventure sports
  • Watersports or sailing
  • Cycling and Mountain Biking

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:

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.

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.

Fishing at the Eau d'Heure Lakes

  • Fishing from the edge of the lake, from boat or float tubes
  • Night fishing for carp
  • Fishing limited to defined parts of th lake

"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.

Tips for accommodation





From 01 January to 31 December 2020.


Open all year. Opening times can be found on the official website.

Guided tours of the dam, Skywalk: information on www.lecrocodilerouge.be




Fees can be found on the official website

Information on the walk


Minimum duration1:15



  • Outdoor catering
  • Indoor catering
  • Free catering
  • Bike hire
  • Housing service
  • Visitor guide for groups


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


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


    Pets allowed


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    With guide only
    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.