A tale of two cities ! Unique intercity boat trip between Antwerp and Brussels. A guided boat trip between these two metropolises is a special experience. We sail on the mighty Scheldt and on the Sea canal, one of our country's economically most important and oldest canals.
Shortly after our departure, we sail past the renovated Antwerp quays, with a nice view of the skyline of the 'Sinjoren' city. The trip continues past Zwijndrecht, Burcht and the new flood area of the 'Kruibeek polders' until we reach the Wintam / Bornem Sea lock.
This Sea lock has a length of 250m and can lock ships of up to 10,000 tonnes. During the excursion it will soon become clear to you that the Sea canal has many tourist-recreational assets in addition to its economic function. After passage of the lock, we sail along the natural reserve 'Noordelijk Eiland' with grassland, willows and ponds. We continue through the Green Belt, where you discover richly vegetated canal banks, the habitat for herons and shore swallows.
After our passage in the lock at Zemst and leaving rural Grimbergen behind us, we sail into a more urban environment. Cruising and enjoying a drink on deck, you will discover here new residences, walking 'promenades' and cycling bridges on the waterfront. Disembarkation is possible in Vilvoorde.
Once we have passed the Brussels Ring Viaduct, we approach our final destination; Heembeek quay in Brussels
Embark and discover our waterways as an unprecedented source of relaxation and unwind!
* For groups, a guided walk through the historic centre of Antwerp, from the Central Station to the boardingplace (Steenplein) is available on request (+/- 35 min. walk)
Practical info train trip: seniors 65+ travel at a fixed price of € 7.20 pp - groups from 15 pers. travel at a 60% discount or <€ 4.00 pp (purchase group ticket at least 7 days in advance). More info: belgianrail.be
Our ships can welcome 20 to 350 guests for a celebration, teambuilding, excursion, seminar...
Each ship has its own atmosphere, setting and arrangement and is equipped with bar, audio and multimedia devices. Sailing can be done from different embarkation points, with or without catering.