Discover the city from a fresh perspective: The Waterbus returns to Brussels

Discover the city from a fresh perspective: The Waterbus returns to Brussels
Photo from Waterbus.

The Waterbus has returned to the Brussels canal this week, offering passengers scenic cruises that allow them to take in sights from the Sainctelette bridge to the centre of Vilvoorde, as well as offering a traffic-free mode of transport.

Initially running only on weekdays, the shuttle will start a weekend service in July. The Waterbus is open to all but is especially aimed at cyclists, families and people with reduced mobility who find it difficult to park in the capital.

Inaugurated in 2013, the vehicle travels at an average speed of 12 km/h. Before the pandemic, it carried more than 40,000 passengers a year. That figure was halved during the health crisis.

Hours of service

From 2 May to 31 October, the Waterbus will run every weekday between 09:00 and 18:00 and between 1 July and 15 August 7 days a week during the same hours.

The stops are: Sainctelette, the Van Praet bridge, Neder-over-Heembeek, the Cruise Terminal in Brussels, Parc Drie Fonteinen and Vilvoorde-Centre.

Tickets can be purchased on the official website for €3 for adults and €1.50 for children under 12.

No reservation is required except for groups larger than 10. Waterbus suggests that passengers consult the ‘last minute info’ section on the website before you leave.


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