Eglegem Lake

Eglegem Lake, a large expanse of water, also popularly known as 'de put' or 'the pit', came into being when the E19 motorway was constructed. It is now a wonderful nature reserve where you can sail, windsurf and fish. Walking and cycling enthusiasts will be in their element too! The walk round the lake is about 3 kilometres.


  • Length: 2.80 km
  • Starting point: Eglegemweg 5, 2800 Mechelen
  • Accessible via bicycle junction(s): 10
  • Attention: dogs on a leash, with the exception of the dog zones.



Partly accessible by wheelchair.

The terrain is easily navigable.
Please note: in wet weather, parts will be muddy and unsuitable for wheelchair users. 

For more information about access, feel free to contact Visit Mechelen. 


T +32 15 29 76 54


Eglegemweg, 2811 Hombeek