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Waterways

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

The Valley of the Hoëgne

Visit one of the prettiest river valleys in Belgium with this pleasant walk.

The Sloping Lock of Ronquières)

The Sloping Lock of Ronquières

The Sloping Lock of Ronquières has to be seen to be believed. And you can take a boat trip on this incredible piece of Belgian engineering

Domain Solvay, Belgium

Domain Solvay and Château de La Hulpe

Two different walks to explore Domain Solvay, the Château de La Hulpe, the Folon Art Museum, and the surrounding woodland

along the Albert Canal

Cycling through the Limburgse Kempen

A super 87 km cycle ride through the peaceful, attractive woods and fields in between Diest, Beringen and Tessenderlo, and including the Valley of the Zwarte Beek.

Cycling along the Schelde

Cycling along the River Schelde

The cycle paths along the River Schelde are really excellent. And you can hop from bank to bank on the river ferries

Het Zwin Nature Park, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Het Zwin Nature Park

Het Zwin Nature Park outside Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast has been completely revamped. It’s a wonderful place to visit to learn about birds, and see them in real life. In the visitor centre you can learn all about bird migration, and then on the nature trail you can see the birds from special observation hides. Highly recommended for kids!

Walking the Belgian coast

Walking the Belgian coast

Blow away those cobwebs with a walk along the seashore. Start at Oostende and turn right. Walk a couple of hours along the beach until you reach the lovely seaside resort of De Haan where you can stop for lunch. Onwards then to Blankenberge. You can then catch the coastal tram back to Oostende.

Butcher's Hall, Gent

Explore Gent by boat!

Taking a 45-minute boat trip along the River Leie is a great way to see another side of Gent

wijgmaal, Belgium

26th of December: April, June or September?

A Happy Christmas and a New Year full of Belgian Discoveries! Yes, it’s my final post of 2015. But what a strange day. 14 degrees warm, and in the direct sunshine, as hot as a day in June. Not good from the perspective of the planet’s climate, but so good to get some sunshine in December.