• 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

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.

Electric boat rental

From the Cantine des Italiens, why not rent an electric boat and cruise peacefully along the historic canal, enjoying the soothing atmosphere? Bring your own picnic or treat yourself to a meal at the restaurant there.

Nearby is an Interpretative Centre on immigration, well worth a visit.

Bike rental

The regional industry has left the region with a network of towpaths, now used as tranquil foot- and cycle-paths. They are the perfect way to discover the boat lifts and many gems of the province of Hainaut

PRMs

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

-10%
on a full ticket price
Validity date: from 01-01-2020 au 31-12-2020
  • Offer valid throughout 2020
  • Valid for the following activities: visit of the boat lift and its exhibition, boat cruise on the Canal du Centre (return trip), visit of the Ronquières inclined plane
  • 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
rue de l’Ascenseur 123,7110Strépy-Bracquegnies
Route Baccara 1w,7090Ronquières
Covid-19: in accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most of the museums and touristic sites 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.

Duration

Minimum duration : 1:00
Maximum duration : 2:30

Langue d'accueil

German - English - French - Dutch

Services

Bike hire

Equipement

Cafe - Shop - Car parking - Cycle rack - Parking - Restaurant - Barbecue/picnic area

Animals

Pets not allowed

Visites

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

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