Belgium » Ijzer River, Kanaal Ieper-Ijser and Lokanal | Belgium

River Ijzer, Kanaal Ieper-Ijser and Lokanal are the favorite Belgium area for pleasure boating and a houseboat holiday.

Ijzer River, Kanaal Ieper-Ijser and Lokanal | Belgium: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 60 km
Lock dimensions: 40.8 x 5.08
Max. depth: 1.60
Max. headroom: 4.10
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: No license asked for hired boats
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Kanaal Nieuwpoort-Duinkerke / Nieuwpoort - Plassendale | Belgium

For Skippers being interested in history these small canals of western Flanders might be of relevance. The most dreadful battles of the 1st World War took place here. According to statistics of 1917, Germany lost in Flanders 219’000 men… . Just like war, the two waterways end more or less in a dead end.

This estuary in the northeast of Belgium belongs to the most popular waterways to pleasure boaters and houseboat hirers and the very charming town of Bruges is nearby