Bruges Kayak Rally

Sunday March 19th 2023

Every year, the Brugse Kajak Klub (BKK) organise a rally for kayaks and canoes in the third weekend March.


  • There is no possibility to rent a kayak
  • SUPs are not allowed
  • There is no tour on the Brugse Reien

We offer the following tour:

  • Sluis (NL) – De Siphon (Damme):
    • Departure Sluis: Jaagpad 4, 4524 JX Sluis, Nederland
      • To park your car: it’s possible at the Jaagpad, but diffult. Lot easier is to park your car at the big parking just at the beginning of the Jaagpad. It’s free until 11h.
    • Distance: 7,85 km
    • Departure in Brugge: 9h30, transfer to Sluis is foreseen
      • If you want to join the transfer, please (not mandatory) leave a message. So we can have an idea how many boats/persons will need to bring to Sluis
    • Departure in Sluis: 10h30
      • You must departed in Sluis before 11h. At 11h another sport-activity starts and the road must be clear.
    • Inscription can be done in Brugge (from +- 9h15) or Sluis (from +- 10h)
  • De Siphon (Damme) – Dampoort
  • Dampoort – Brugge (BKK)
    • Distance: 3,95 km
    • Arrival at BKK: 15 à 16h00
  • Total distance: 18,15 km
  • There are 4 boat transfers (a trailer will be foreseen at De Siphon and Dampoort)

There is no tour foreseen on the Brugse Reien.

Practical information:

  • Registration fee: 3,00 euro (the payment is made the day itself at the registration desk on arrival)
    • A cup of soup is incluced
  • Address: Buiten Katelijnevest – Jachthaven Flandria – 8000 Brugge
  • E-mail:

Sunday : Grilled sausages are available from 15h for all participants democratic prices.

How to get there?

Via Gent E40 take exit 9 – Oostkamp, go to the right, via ring road Oostkamp (N388 – follow direction of Brugge), after the bridge from Steenbrugge (over the water), and at the next roundabout (go straight on) you drive into the Baron Ruzettelaan. At the end, straight on and directly after the bridge to the left. Keep going to left until you are at the BKK.

Via Veurne / Oostende E40: take exit 8 – Brugge (follow direction Brugge until you are on the E403). See further E403 via Kortrijk

Via Kortrijk E403 : at the end of the highway, take exit Zedelgem / St. Michiels (Kinepolis / Station). At the roundabout, take the 1st exit. Follow this road until you are at the back of the Brugge railway station. Take the 4th exit (direction Centrum). Just before the next roundabout, go to the right (or take the 1st exit on the roundabout), this is in the direction of Oostkamp. Follow this road. At the bridge, go to the right (direction Katelijnepoort). At the canal (after the parking lot) go to the right.