Near Maasmechelen Village

Travel down the Meuse

Whether you’re seeking a relaxing solo journey or a group rafting adventure, we’ve rounded up our favourite ways to discover the picturesque Meuse river.

Start your adventure!

Depart from Kotem (Maasmechelen) by canoe or kayak. Then, travel from the finish line back to the starting point by bus. Simply mention Maasmechelen Village when booking to receive a saving on your journey.

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Unwind in the Meuse Valley River Park

Sitting just a few minutes from Maasmechelen Village, Meuse Valley River Park is the perfect place from which to admire the Meuse river. Flowing across the border between Belgian and Dutch Limburg, this historic river is brimming with nature, so be sure to look out for the varying animal species from waterfowl and beavers to Galloway cattle and Konik ponies.

Environmentally conscious paddlers will love Kajak Maasland’s Maas Cleanup package, which combines your environmental efforts with a gentle journey down the river. Simply collect a litter picker, rubbish bag and gloves before you set off and fish the litter from the water along the way.

Kayak down the Meuse

From the starting point in Kotem, just 10 minutes from the Village, you’ll paddle 9 km across the Grensmaas. Enjoy a rush of excitement as you pass the small rapids at the start of the tour and soak up the scenery as you pass one of the most beautiful spots in the Meuse valley. Delight in the untouched nature and the peace you’ll experience during your journey between Belgium and the Netherlands. Once you spot a ferry, you’ll know the end is near!

Take your trip to the next level with the 21 km route, on which you’ll pass nature reserves Negenoord, Bichterweerd, Meerheuvel and more.

Team spirit

Whether you’re seeking a fun day out with friends, family or colleagues, enjoy an adventure down the Meuse by raft – perfect for groups of between 6 and 15 people.

What to wear: newly arrived swimwear from Protest, or on-trend outdoor wear from The North Face.

The 9 km route: Immerse yourself in nature

Taking you from Kotem a/d Maas in Maasmechelen to the ferry at the Dutch-Belgian border, Kajak Maasland’s 9 km route guides you through a beautiful stretch of unspoilt nature. As you paddle you’ll be able to enjoy the most beautiful parts of the Maasvallei River Park, spot native water birds and float down the rapids. You might even be joined by area’s wild Galloway ponies and Konik horses, who like to graze on the local fauna on the banks of the Meuse. 100% relaxation guaranteed!

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