The Scheldeland region

The Living Lab

Scheldeland is a tourist region – therefore not an administrative area as such – which forms a corridor between four important art cities: Brussels, Ghent, Mechelen, and Antwerp. The region follows the basins of the Scheldt, Dender, and Rupel rivers, offering a tourism and recreation product primarily focused on leisure activities such as cycling, walking or boating along the waterways. The region combines urban and peri-urban municipalities, with more rural areas and as such offers a variety of cultural and recreational experiences.

Living Lab interventions

Hof van Coolhem: social employment and care project in tourism

Bornem Castle: upgrades historical exhibitions & creates visitor centre

Steam train Dendermonde-Puurs: volunteers protecting industrial heritage