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Kanaal Gent-Oostende is an important waterway from the inland waterways port of Ghent over Bruges to Ostend at the North Sea.


Kanaal Gent Oostende | Belgium: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 66 km
Max. depth: 2.10
Max. headroom: 5.00
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: No license asked for hired boats
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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North Sea

Kanaal Gent-Oostende connects the sea ports of Oostende and Zeebrugge with Bruges and Ghent. The latter two are very beautiful old towns. It is hardly imaginable that Bruges had 35’000 citizens in the 12th century already and was the most important trade centre north of the Alps. But, in those days it lay on the North Sea coast...