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Guided tour of the dam

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Guided tour of the dam

Description

Built in the 1970s to regulate the flow and level of the Sambre, it is the largest Dam in Belgium and the only one that you can visit inside. The visit starts with the origins and history of the site, with a giant model. Then it’s the start of a 450-metre walk through the dam galleries 40 metres underground. You will see the four powerful reversible pump turbines, capable of a flow at 400 m³ per second and producing electricity for 6,000 families. With easy access by lift, take the SkyWalk for a stunning view 107 metres high. It offers you a panorama over the Plate Taille, Eau d’Heure and Falemprise lakes.

Average length of visit : 1h15

Prices

  • Adult : 14€

  • Child : 12€

Opening hours

All year round, Wednesday: 10:30 and 12:30 and Weekend: 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30

From 20 February to 03 March, from 01 to 12 May, from 23 October to 03 November and from 25 December to 05 January, everyday: 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30

From 08 July to 28 August, everyday: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 16:30

Visit languages

  • French

  • Dutch

Services & facilities

  • Shop
  • Cafeteria
  • Parking
  • Coach park
  • Toilets

For groups

Between 20 and 40 people

Average length of visit : 1h30

Prices

Until 12€

Visit languages

  • French

  • Dutch

Opening hours

All year round by reservation