You’ve seen them before, haven’t you? Those happy people, kayaking down the river in the city. Have you ever wondered how they felt letting the water guide their way? Are you looking for a workout with a cultural context? Do you want to enjoy Ghent from a different point of view and experience the beautiful city centre from the water? Then this is the event for you!

ESN Gent goes kayaking on the Leie, the river in the centre, opening up a whole new way to enjoy Ghent! We will also kayak through a tunnel with classical paintings. Additionally, the daredevils among you will be able to kayak through Gent’s very own rapid!

WHEN? Wednesday, October 7th, starting at 17:00

WHERE? Kajaks Korenlei, Sint-Michielsplein 21, 9000 Gent

PRICE? €8 with ESNcard / €12 without ESNcard (Includes life jackets and paddles).


  • First, pre-register using this form
  • Second, come to the ESN office during opening hours to complete the payment procedure.


Make sure to not forget your ESNcard and ID card! We also highly suggest to take suitable (water resistant) clothing, a drink and your phone/camera with you. For more info on the kajaks, visit

As always, we highly request you follow current COVID-19 guidelines, such as wearing a mask and trying to keep enough distance. We would also like to request you to come to the event by foot or by bike (avoiding public transportation if possible), and disinfect your hands upon arrival?

We hope to see you there!
The ESN Gent team

07/10/2020 - 17:00 to 22:00