Belgium » Kanaal Nieuwpoort-Duinkerke / Nieuwpoort - Plassendale | Belgium

Link in the northeast of Flandres with the French Port at Dunkirk

Kanaal Nieuwpoort-Duinkerke / Nieuwpoort - Plassendale | Belgium: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 40 km
Max. depth: 1.80
Max. headroom: 4.20
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 and Nieuwpoort-Plassendale is not much used anymore. It begins southwest of Ostend at Kanaal Gent-Oostende, touches the ports town of Ostend and crosses the town of Veurne (Furnes), Then the waterway crosses the border to France an runs parallel to the North Sea coast to Dunkurk.
The waterway is part of the region northeast Flanders which is very popular to pleasure boaters.