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Barrage de la Gileppe

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The site is well equipped with view points over the barrage, bar, restaurant, exhibition and tree... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Brussels, Belgium
Leo the Lion is watching over the dam.

Nice place to spend a few hours. There's a clean and safe parking next to the 77 m high tower where... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Sonja R
Gingelom, Belgium
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Route de la Gileppe 55 A, Jalhay 4845, Belgium
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All reviews lion statue great place panoramic view nice walk few hours bike ride long hike high tower great scenery nice place to spend dam lake restaurant walks woods spots spa
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

The site is well equipped with view points over the barrage, bar, restaurant, exhibition and tree climbing. It is easily accessible and offers several trails recommendations. I was only disappointed that everything closes early in the evening.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Nice place to spend a few hours. There's a clean and safe parking next to the 77 m high tower where you can have a panoramic view over the area. And for free on top of that try to find something for free these days...More

Thank Sonja R
Reviewed 25 May 2018

If you like scenery and great walks this is the place to go and it is free. We took a picnic and spent the day walking round. You can walk by the water or go into the woods . Different length walks clearly marked. The...More

Thank bedspip
Reviewed 25 May 2018

The original (first concrete) dam (in Europe) was built in 1878 and was raised in 1971 to enlarge the capacity of the reservoir. This reservoir is also used to generate electric power (3.300.000 kWh per year). Apart from the dam itself, the 13.5 m (45...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We were three to have some nice time in the nature: after crossing the imposant dam with the majestuous lion, we walked around the lake. You don't need hiking boots to do this walk, but if you want to get more adventurous, there are also...More

Thank Michel A
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The dam is a great place for a nice walk or a run as there are plenty of tracks around the dam for any level of fitness or just a nice short walk before going for a coffee or dinner at the cafe or restaurant...More

Thank Benjamin V
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The dam of the Gileppe is a rather majestuous sight that lays nearby the nice town of Spa and the wonderful village of Limbourg. From the panoramic tower you can admire the view (and also get something to drink), once you get down from it,...More

Thank Jotelet
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visited this freshwater dam and also did the 15.6 km walk along the lake. It was a beautiful hike. Because it was still a bit too early for the season none of the commercial things were open but that did not stop me from doing...More

Thank DdeKerf
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Went by for a short stop. The (free) trip upwarts in the tower gives you a good overview of the lake with dam and surroudings. Also there are some old pictures from the building of the dam. There is a restaurant at the top and...More

1  Thank Richard-Roadman
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

It is an impressive place to visit. With a great view from de tower. And nice outdoor activities. Must see the Lion statue from the bottom side of the dam

Thank John W
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