Day trip on the Meuse River

Canoeing on the Meuse River brings absolute delight. The Meuse Valley River Park, stretching 40 kilometers and marking the natural boundary between Belgium and the Netherlands, stands as a significant achievement in ecological river restoration within Europe. Remarkably, it’s the only unaltered section of the Meuse in the Low Countries, free from extensive dikes and embankments. As you paddle, the Meuse meanders through diverse terrain, with ancient river branches, charming banks, meandering channels, and gravel bars.

The Meuse offers a stark contrast to Dutch and Flemish standards, featuring a substantial gradient, swift currents, and remarkable dynamism. Consequently, canoeing on the Meuse River can be thrilling, especially in its central section, where a series of rapids requires constant vigilance from paddlers. However, other parts of the river offer a serene and peaceful ambiance, allowing ample time to savor the surrounding scenery, observe birdlife, and perhaps glimpse a beaver.

Trip details

Region: Limburg
Trip type: Day trip
Length: 20 km
Group size: 8 maximum
Confirmed: When 2 participants book
Difficulty: For paddlers with some technical skills in negotiating moving water. Good boat control required.

Sunday April 14, 2024 // €85 pp


€ 85 per person

Trip dates

Sunday April 14, 2024 // €85 pp

The fine print

Minimum age to participate is 12 years with an adult or 18 years without. We reserve the right to cancel any program with less than 24 hours notice due to changing weather conditions such as strong winds or thunderstorms. Please check your email for cancellation notices before arriving. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety and well-being is our top priority.

Canoe trip prerequisites

Canoeing on the Meuse River is accessible for all paddlers with a good level of fitness and with some technical skills in negotiating moving water. Good boat control is required. You can expect up to 6 hours of paddling plus breaks.

What's included?

  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Canoe
  • Dry bag for your personal affairs

What to bring?

  • Water/sports drink
  • Active clothing you don’t mind getting wet
  • Secure footwear you don’t mind getting wet
  • Extra layers in case it cools off during the day
  • A change of clothes and shoes
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with floater string
  • Snacks
  • Bagged lunch
  • A rain jacket/pants

Arrival and departure

We make a start in Lanaken. You are expected at 10:00am. We will back at approximately 05:00pm. Cars will be parked safely.