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

Located on the Canal du Centre, the Strépy-Thieu funicular lift is the second largest boat lift in the world and its 73.15 metres incline is quite impressive. An absolute must see if you are travelling through the Hainaut region: the experience will take you to the very top of this concrete giant, a 100 metres above ground.

Belgium's waterway network - 1,3500 tons in total - meant a new segment of the Canal du Centre had to be added, as well as a boat lift. This impressive construction is now open to the public.

Visiting the boat lift

Strepy Thieu is rich in discoveries. Expect an impressive machinery room, a superb panorama of the site and the region, animated scale models, interactive games and a movie presenting the construction and functioning of the equipment.

Waterways of the past, present and future

The interpretation centre, inaugurated in March 2019, includes an exhibition retracing:

  • the past: development of Belgium's waterways andits history in boatmaking
  • the present: the savings this means of transport represents, the imposing structures that go with them
  • the future: how will the actual waterway network be developed and used

Indulge in a boat cruise after your visit

Another experience awaits: crossing the 73.15 m water drop by boat (between May and the end of August, 4 departures every Sunday)

Visitors with specific needs

The Strepy Thieu boat lift is one of the many sites certified by Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.

 

 

Contact

Closed on 20/01/2021
Rue Raymond Cordier 50,7070Thieu
COVID-19 : in accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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.

Voucher

VOIES D'EAU DU HAINAUT ASB: Canal du centre, boat lifts, inclined plan

-10%
on a full ticket price per activity
Validity date: from 01-01-2021 au 31-12-2021
  • Offer valid throughout 2021
  • Valid for the following activities:
    > visit of the boat lift and its exhibition (reduced price: 7.2€ per adult, 5.85€ per child 13-18 y.o/senior,4.05€ per 4-12 y.o. child)
    > boat cruise on the Canal du Centre (return trip -  reduced price: 13.5€ per adult, 11.25€ per student/senior, 9€ per 4-12 y.o. child)
  • If you want to combine some of these activities, please print one voucher per activity of interest
  • Valid for 4 persons max per voucher.
  • Cannot be combined with any other ongoing promotion or offer
  • This voucher must be printed and given to the ticket office on arrival
  • If booking online, please contact the site first to know which process to follow to enjoy this promotion

Duration

Minimum duration : 1:00
Maximum duration : 1:30

Langue d'accueil

German - English - French - Dutch

Equipement

Shop - Car parking - Cycle rack - Parking

Visites

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

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