Canoe from Diest to Betekom (Demer)

General information

General information

Discover the Demer valley by canoe and enjoy the beautiful surroundings! The trip starts in Diest and ends in Betekom.

START LOCATION: Schaluinstraat 5, 3290 Diest (near the fire station)*

END LOCATION: Begijnendijksesteenweg 221, 3200 Betekom

Go down the Demer with a 3-person canoe with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 3 people. The trip takes about 5 hours for a trip of 24 kilometers. (minimum age 6 years old but 10 years old is recommended)  

* You can park on the parkinglot of the station (Turnhoutsebaan - 450 meter - 5 min) or on the parkinglot of CC Den Amer (Nijverheidslaan - 600 meter - 7 min)

How do I return after this trip?

Returning from Betekom to Diest is possible with your own transportation. It is not obligatory to return to the start location. It is possible to return directly to your own destination after arrival at the endpoint with your own transport.  

Own transporation:

It is possible to take your own transportation back to the start location or to return directly to your own destination after arrival at the endpoint.

When can I plan this activity?

From 2 people:

During weekends on Sunday at 10am*

During Summer holidays (1 July to 31 August) on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday at 10am*

We're closed on Mondays during Summer holidays.

*ATTENTION: this activity must be booked at least 48 hours in advance! 


What does this activity cost?

Trip from Diest to Betekom: 

  • Price per person: € 40,00
  • Group with more than 20 people: € 38,00 per person
  • Group with more than 50 people: € 36,00 per person

No-Show Guarantee

Are you, one of your friends or family members unable to attend the activity because of illness or unforeseen circumstances? It can happen to anybody!

The Shelter offers a REFUND in the absence of participants on the day of the activity at no extra cost!

No-Show Guarantee: Refund up to 10% of the number of participants.

Ex. A group of 20 participants, with two of the participants unable to attend. In this case the paid amount for the activity of the absent participants will be refunded.

You can find more information about this guarantee in our General terms & conditions.

Practical information

What else do I need to know or bring for this activity?

Canoe from Diest to Betekom (Demer)

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