Waterways

Articles on Discovering Belgium that include references to rivers, canals, ponds, lakes and other waterways.

River Helle valley walk

River Helle valley walk and Lake Eupen

An outstanding 12k walk along the picturesque River Helle valley and then around the southern perimeter of Lake Eupen.

Visit the Park Abbey, Leuven

Partly beautifully renovated, the Park Abbey of Leuven comprises a church, museum, farm, fishponds, gatehouses and brasserie.

The Erps-Kwerps Vijvers

Hidden away but visible from passing trains, the Erps-Kwerps Vijvers reveal a wealth of nature to the patient observer.

Liermolen Grimbergen

A walk around Grimbergen

Enjoy this walk around Grimbergen that includes a wooded park, basilica, abbey, castle, two watermills and plenty of cafés!

Schulensmeer in Limburg

Walking around the Schulensmeer

Two walks of 6k or 13k around Flanders’ largest man-made lake, the Schulensmeer in Limburg province.

Langdorp Demer Valley

Two Demer Valley walks

A short 8k walk and a longer 25k hike along the beautiful Demer valley. Plus a visit to the Basilica in Scherpenheuvel.

Mechels Broek, Muizen

A delightful country walk to the south of Mechelen taking in the nature reserve of Mechels Broek.

Doode Bemde, Neerijse

There’s some great nature to enjoy while enjoying a country walk in the Doode Bemde nature reserve in Neerijse, south of Leuven.

A walk around Westerlo

Enjoy a walk around Westerlo, taking in a river, two castles, an abbey and a nature reserve