The ‘new’ Brussels by the water

Boat trip in Brussels + guided visit of Thurn & Taxis

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Brussels has been laying on the banks of the canal for centuries, but the people from Brussels have looked upon this waterway in their city with contempt for a long time. Today, however, the canal has become the place to be. Besides its transport, tourism and ecological function, the canal is also a place to live, to work and to recreate. Numerous urban projects have been completed or are under development. The site of Thurn&Taxis is an example of the evolution that the canal has seen. From railway station and a storage of merchandise, the location has been renovated into a beautiful modern business and commercial complex, respecting the previous architecture.

The renovation of the "Gare Maritime" was recently awarded the ARC2020 architecture prize.


guided tour in Thurn&Taxis. The site of Thurn&Taxis, a historical depot and old customs station, is now a multifunctional location open to all public. These magnificent buildings house offices, shops, restaurants and exhibitions. Explore the development and evolution of this remarkable place in Brussels.


end of the visit and walk to the canal, accompanied by guide (10 minutes on foot).


boarding at Sainctelette / av. du Port 6 and departure of the guided boat tour through Brussels and the Northern area. From the water you discover a canal environment in full transformation. In addition to existing historical monuments, new commercial complexes, museums, a cruise terminal, beautiful lofts and recreation areas rise from the ground. We sail through the Green Belt along Grimbergen, Kapelleo/d-Bos and Zemst. Here, nature has the upper hand.


end of boat trip Sainctelette, Brussels.

> When: throughout the year. Please contact us for the different dates.

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Departure Waterbus: quai Beco - Brussels at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00 from Monday to Friday and from 1/05 to 31/10.

Info & reservation: Rivertours: 02 218 54 10 or


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Our ships

The Rivertours ships can welcome 30 to 300 guests for an event, a party, an excursion,... Each ship has its own atmosphere, setting and décor and is equipped with a bar, as well as audio and multimedia equipment. We set out from various embarkation points, with or without catering.

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