About this location
Ships used to be greeted with this call. Now we would like to welcome you to Terneuzen, the city that has a long association with the Schelde, the locks and shipping.
Only at the locks can you experience how impressive ships are. They are wide, long and sometimes as high as an apartment building. You will only notice how high that is when you are standing close to it!
Our guide will tell you everything about the locks and the lock complex. How is a ship piloted through the locks? What happens when ships are passing through the locks and how does a lock actually work? To understand how the lock bridge works, the guide will take you to the 18 meter deep bridge cellar. Of course you will also visit the lookout point and learn everything about the construction of the New Lock. This lock will be same size as the locks in the Panama Canal: 427 meters long, 55 meters wide and 16.44 meters deep!
To really experience the water, embark on a cruise on the canal. So much activity, you can't believe you eyes! Hold on tight when a large sea vessel passes. Can you feel the swell?
Our volunteers are happy to welcome you!
Suitable for adults, young people and children from about 6 years old. Please inquire about the special arrangements for groups, schools or children's parties.
July & August: open daily from 10am to 5pm.
Guided tours & harbor tours 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Between September and April: Different opening times. See website.
Prices from: € 8.50 to: € 20.50 Remarks: Guided tour of the lock complex € 8.50 (adult), € 6.00 (child 5 - 12 years) Harbor tour € 14.00 (adult), € 10.00 child) Guided tour & harbor tour € 20.50 (adult), € 14.00 (child)
On our website you will find much more information about arrangements and possibilities for a visit to the Portal of Flanders (also in English).
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