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|
Waterway has access to:Canal Nimy - Blaton - Peronnes | Belgium
Kanaal Bossuit-Kortrijk | Belgium
Kanaal Gent Oostende | Belgium
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 present it ends at Ghent, at the Ringvaart.