Belgium » Schelde / Escaut River | Belgium

The Schelde is an important big gauche from Ghent over Tournai into the French Pas de Calais and the basin of Paris.


Schelde / Escaut River | Belgium: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 192 km
Max. depth: 2.50
Max. headroom: 7.00
Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Canal Nimy - Blaton - Peronnes | Belgium
Kanaal Bossuit-Kortrijk | Belgium
Kanaal Gent Oostende | Belgium
North Sea

Bovenschelde – Haute Escaut, Province of Hennegau

As it is with the Belgium north to south waters, all of them have two names. The Schelde crosses the border in the south as Escaut and sticks to it until the Flemish Border at Warcoing after which it gets bigger and bigger and becomes the Bovenschelde. For the presen
t it ends at Ghent, at the Ringvaart.