Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift

The construction works that finished in 2002 on the Canal du Centre, between Strépy-Bracquegnies and Thieu, resulted in this impressive boat lift (110m high, 130m wide and 75m deep) which makes it possible for 1 350t barges to cross a height difference of 73.15m in 2hr. The upper level of the lift is home to a museum area dedicated to the history of Belgian inland navigation. Pretty views of the canal.

Useful information

Address:

7110 Thieu

Phone:

+32 78 05 90 59

Opening hours

mid Mar-end Oct: 9.30am-6.30pm (last admission 5pm)

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