Belgium » Aafleidingskanaal Leie | Belgium
Afleidingskanaal, a short way from River Leie, between Bruges and Ghent, to the north.
Aafleidingskanaal Leie | Belgium: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Degree of difficulty:||For beginners (few locks)|
|Requirements:||No license asked for hired boats|
|Character of waterway:||Waterway in reclusion|
|Profile of waterway:||Commercial traffic and tourism|
|Facilities groundside:||Not sufficiant|
Waterway has access to:Kanaal Gent Oostende | Belgium
Leie (Lys) River | Belgium
This rather quiet canal does not touch any larger places and runs mostly through flower growing areas. It starts at Deinze, runs westward past Ghent and ends just below Eeklo in the northwest of Flanders. Eeklo is the only bigger place near the canal and has around 20.000 residents.
The canal used to continue into Bruges, today there is no get through a bit north of Eeklo. There is a boat hiring base at Eeklo.