Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift

The construction works that started in 1982 and finished in 2002 on the Canal du Centre, between Strépy-Bracquegnies and Thieu, resulted in the world's tallest boat lift. This impressive machinery makes it possible for 1 350t barges to cross a height difference of 73.15m. In the lift, an audio-visual presentation gives an idea of its size and technical complexity. There is a pretty view over the canal from level 3.

Useful information

Address:

7110 Thieu

Phone:

+32 78 05 90 59

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: 9.30am-6.30pm - €6 show tour (1hr30), €6.50 crossing by boat (1hr), €10.50 combo ticket tour + boat (3hrs)

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