Boating Holidays in Belgium

Belgium Boat Holidays

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Situated just inland from Belgium’s delightful coastline and only an hour’s drive from Calais, Nieuwpoort is in an oasis in the Polder landscape, an area of beautiful countryside that has inspired the works of countless artists over the centuries.

Whether cruising for one or two weeks, the network of canals and rivers that surrounds Nieuwpoort gives you an unrivalled choice of cruising routes that will all carry you gently through the historic towns of Belgium and past sweeping landscapes and rich, natural areas of outstanding beauty.

Stay awhile in beautiful Bruges, with its museums, fine art collections and meandering canals and humpbacked bridges. Wander the cobbled streets of gabled houses and browse the windows of its superb shopping centre. Stylish Gent, once the capital of Flanders, is a wonderful place to visit with its many churches and medieval castles and many internationally renown restaurants. Venture further inland to Ypres to visit the museums and memorials to the First World War.

Wherever you choose to cruise, you will enjoy this warm-hearted, generous country that keeps alive its poetic charm of graceful living amid beautiful countryside and old towns.

Bruges by night

Please note: In April and October all locks and bridges are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Short Break return trips from Nieuwpoort

Nieuwpoort - Ypres - Nieuwpoort

98km • 6 Locks • 16 Bridges • 20hrs

Nieuwpoort - Bruges - Nieuwpoort

39km • 15 Locks • 2 Bridges • 12hrs

One week return trips from Nieuwpoort

Nieuwpoort - Bruges - Ypres - Veurne - Nieuwpoort

158km • 14 Locks • 40 Bridges • 40hrs

Nieuwpoort - Deinze - Nieuwpoort

200km • 5 Locks • 37 Bridges • 42hrs

2 week return trips from Nieuwpoort

Nieuwpoort - Oudenaarde - Nieuwpoort

350km • 27 Locks • 57 Bridges • 80hrs

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