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Albert canal

Grand Connection Channel of Liège, connecting the Belgian province of Limburg with the port of Antwerp.


The Albert Canal is a canal in Belgium that connects Liège to Antwerp, passing through cities such as Genk, Hasselt, Geel, and Herentals, and links the Meuse River with the Scheldt River. In Flanders, the canal is managed by De Vlaamse Waterweg nv, while the Walloon part is overseen by Port autonome de Liège. The canal stretches 129 km and runs from Monsin to the Port of Antwerp near Merksem. There are six locks along the canal to overcome a height difference of 56 meters.

The canal is named after King Albert I and traverses three provinces: Liège, Limburg, and Antwerp.