• Attractions
  • Water attraction
  • Industrial heritage
  • Sport and relaxation
  • Waterways holidays
  • River cruises

 

Situated in the province of Hainaut, these 4 hydraulic lifts, built at the beginning of the XIXth century, are standing monuments to the Belgian Industrial revolution. These timeless masterpieces, listed by UNESCO, can be visited.

Creating a network of inland waterways in Belgium meant building a new section for the Canal du Centre, including the largest boat lift ever built and a 73.15 metres drop. Impressive to say the least!

There is much to discover during this visit:

  • an impressive machine room,
  • a movie explaining how the lift works,
  • a panorama over the whole construction and the region,
  • an exhibition presenting the fossils found during the project
  • an exhibition on inland waterways (past and present)
  • animated scale models
  • interactive games
  • as well as electric boat and bike rentals

A cruise on the canal and a visit of Strépy

This cruise, complete with historical commentary, takes you through the locks, boat lifts and swing bridges. A little train will drive you along the towpath, all the way at lift number 3 where you can visit the impressive machine room.

 

COVID : We do our best to keep you informed. It's best, however, to check the latest news with the attraction you are visiting, or operator you have booked an activity with. The Covid Safe Certificate is mandatory, as is wearing masks for anyone over the age of 6. Planning to go for a walk in the Haute Fagnes, enjoy the magic of Christmas, maybe find a place for a well deserved break? Read our travel advice.
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.

Boat cruises are sadly not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

Do check the Access-i certified activities and attractions in Wallonia.

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Equipement

Cafe - Shop - Car parking - Motor Home parking - Cycle rack - Parking - Restaurant

Animals

Pets not allowed

Visites

Guide available/groups - German - EN - FR - NL - Guide available/individuals - DE - EN - FR - NL

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