I want to take a canal/river trip that starts in Bruges (Belgium) and ends in the south of Germany. I cannot find the necessary information to tell me whether the river canal system in Bruges connects the system in Holland or Germany to get to the Rhine.

Can someone tell me if there is a line of connections to make such a trip possible?

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    Do you have your own boat or are you looking for public transport companies that would offer routes on all segments?
    – gerrit
    Jul 19 '12 at 12:17
  • @gerrit, either would suite. Either option would appeal. If only one option exists I will take it or choose later.
    – Vass
    Jul 20 '12 at 14:33

I found the following map (Source: http://www.yachtchartersneek.nl/waterkaart_Belgie_vaarwegen.htm) enter image description here

The map is from a charter company, which have suggested routes on their website. One mentions a connection from Bruges to Ghent. enter image description here

From Ghent on there a multiple possibilities.


According to Eurocanals site, the answer is yes. One possible route is: Brugge - Gent - Antwerpen - Dordrecht - Nijmegen - Düsserdorf. From there you can even join the Danube River and the Black Sea.

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