Canoe from Heverlee to Leuven
Descending the Dyle through the centre of Leuven, a chance to see the city in a unique way. The trip starts in Heverlee and ends in the centre of Leuven, at the Dyle-terraces.
START LOCATION: Celestijnenlaan (100), 3001 Heverlee (at the bridge over the Dyle)
END LOCATION: Dirk Boutslaan 58, 3000 Leuven (on the opposit side of the Minnepoort and the Conservatory)
Go down the Dyle with a 2-person canoe with a minimum of 2 people (in case of children, it's possible to be seated per 3 people). This trip is always with a guide on the water. The trip takes about 1 hour for a trip of 3,5 kilometers. (minimum age 6 years old)
How do I return after the trip?
Returning from Leuven to Heverlee or The Shelter is possible with your own transportation or public transportation. It's not obligatory to return to The Shelter. It is possible to return directly to your own destination after arrival at the endpoint with your own transport.
It is possible to take your own transportation back to Heverlee or The Shelter or to return directly to your own destination after arrival at the endpoint.
It is possible to return by public transportation to Heverlee or The Shelter after the trip. The return can be done by train or bus.
Train Ottignies: From Leuven station (20min on foot from the end location) to Heverlee or Oud-Heverlee station. The ride takes about 5 minutes to Heverlee and about 10 minutes to Oud-Heverlee. Afterwards you will have to walk 900m to The Shelter from Oud-Heverlee station. You can purchase your tickets beforehand or at the ticket booths in the station. More information on the website of NMBS.
Bus 395 with destination Hoeilaart: From the Dirk Boutslaan busstop (50 meters from the eindpoint) to the Kosterberg busstop in Korbeek-Dijle, takes approximately 25 minutes. Afterwards you will have to walk 500m to The Shelter from the busstop. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the spot. More information on the website of De Lijn.
When can I plan this activity?
From 2 people:
DYLE-DAY: Every first Saturday of the month in the periods April to June and September to October and during summer holidays on fixed dates it is possible to book the trip on the Dyle to the centre of the city from 2 people. Every trip is possible!
Scheduled Dyle-days in 2022: 27/08 - 03/09 - 01/10*
- Departure 10am: Korbeek-Dijle - Leuven (+/- 2u30)
- Departure 11:30am: Heverlee - Leuven (+/- 1u) of Heverlee - Wilsele (+/- 2u)
From 10 people:
During the season during weekends or week with starting hour of your choosing with the condition that it's possible in our planning (tailor-made booking)*
* ATTENTION: This activity must always be reserved at least 24 hours in advance!
What does this activity cost?
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 10 participants, with one of the participants unable to attend. In this case the paid amount for the activity of the absent participant will be refunded.
You can find more information about this guarantee in our General terms & conditions.