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Schoten waterfront

  • Author: Eric Dengler

Schoten waterfront

This walk between Schoten and Sint-Job takes you along the Dessel-Schoten canal, the Antwerp Antitank canal, the E10 lake and the moat around the Fort van Schoten.

Distance: 11 km.

Time: 2h30.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Walking nodes and own description.


Schoten waterfront.

The walk starts at the bridge of the Dessel-Schoten canal. You follow the canal, popularly called De Schotense Vaart. From the canal you make a detour through forest around a closed part of the Antitank Canal. This is not really a canal but an artificial watercourse that was built between 1937 and 1939 with the intention of stopping enemy tanks before they could reach Antwerp. You cross the Dessel-Schoten canal and follow the Antitank Canal until the E19 motorway. Then you walk around the small E10 lake. This lake was a piece of preparation for the push canal, a project that is never realisezed. The last part goes along the moat around the Fort of Schoten. Via the Brechtsebaan you come back at the canal Dessel-Schoten, the starting point.

Schoten waterfront

Download PDF for nodes to follow and route description.

Map & Poi's.