For those who would like to see the landscape from a different perspective, or who like a little variety, ‘Kanaaltochten Brabant’ passenger boats offer a super alternative.
From 1 May to 31 October, every Tuesday and Thursday, a Waterbus travels between Brussels and Vilvoorde. You can board the boat with or without bike at junction 76. There are numerous options at the next stop, which is Park Drie Fonteinen: enjoy a walk or picnic in the countryside, continue your bike ride or just stay on board until the last stop. There you can take a look around the Sint-Katelijne neighbourhood or shop in the trendy Dansaert district, or go and do the tourist thing on the Grand Place.
Reservation: to book a place on the boat, call 02 218 54 10.