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Canal Blaton-Ath and River Dender allow a comfortable cruise into the south-east of Belgium


Canal Blaton-Ath / Dender | Belgium: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 86.8 km
Number of locks: 34
Lock dimensions: 41.4 x 5.08
Max. depth: 1.80
Max. headroom: 3.70
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Canal Nimy - Blaton - Peronnes | Belgium
Schelde / Escaut River | Belgium

Canal Blaton-Ath runs from the Zeeschelde in the north to the Nimy-Blaton-Péronnes Canal in the south and crosses on the way the provinces of Henegau and Oost-Vlanderen. It is one of the few Belgian canals of Class I, which is corresponding more or less to the French Gabarit Freycinett. It is a very pleasant link from north to south and is warmly recommended to all those, whose purpose is to get to know the country and its people.

It goes from Zeeschelde in the north to Nimy-Blaton-Péronnes in the south, crossing the Provinces of Henegau and Oost-Vlanderen. Well worth a visit to those being on the way to get in contact to the country and the people of it.