Canoe from Diest to Zichem (Demer)

Canoe from Diest to Zichem (Demer)

General information

General information

Enjoy a trip on the water in the beautiful surroundings of the Demer valley. The trip starts in Diest and ends in Zichem.

START LOCATION: Zwartebeekplein, 3290 Diest (near the parking) 

END LOCATION: Ernest Claesstraat 34, 3271 Zichem (Meetingcentre De Hemmekes) 

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 1 hours and 30 minutes for a trip of 8 kilometers. (minimum age 6 years old)

How do I return after the trip?

Returning from Zichem to Diest is possible with your own transport or public transport. 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.

Public transportation: 

It is possible to return by train to Diest after the trip. 

Train Hasselt: Zichem Station (5 minutes on foot) to Diest Station takes about 4 minutes. After the trainride you'll have to walk about 2 minutes to the startpoint. 

When can I plan this activity?

Groups under 20 people:

During weekdays (Mon - Fri) or on Saturday with starting hour of your choosing.*

In this case a fixed price will be counted for the organisation for this trip.


DEMER-DAY: Every first Saturday of the month it is possible to book the trip on the Demer individually or with a small group. 

Scheduled Demer-days in 2020: 02/05 - 06/06 - 04/07 - 01/08 - 05/09


  • Departure 11am: Diest - Zichem (+/- 1h30) or Diest - Aarschot (+/- 4h)
  • Departure 1pm: Zichem - Aarschot (+/- 2h30)

Groups over 20 people:

On weekdays (Mon - Fri) or on Saturday with starting hour of your choosing.*

*ATTENTION: This activity must be booked at least 48h in advance! 


What does this activity cost?

Trip by canoe from Diest to Zichem: 

  • Price per group (< 20 people): € 340,00
  • Group with more than 20 people: € 17,00 per person (Price valid on Demer-Day)
  • Group with more than 50 people: € 16,00 per person

More information about other trips on Demer-Day? 

  •  Discover Zichem - Aarschot here 
  • Trip Diest - Aarschot: € 32,00 per participant (ONLY ON DEMER-DAY)

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?

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