New passenger terminal for Brussels cruise daytrippers has been opened by the Port of Brussels.
The goal is to treble the number of cruise daytrippers visiting the city by 2030.
The new €5.2 million terminal, which received 60% European funding, provides docking for ships that are too large to use the central Brussels canal.
The first boat to use new facility in Neder-Over-Heembeek on Friday was the 110-metre-long MS Modigliani, belonging to a French cruise operator, with capacity for 160 passengers.
Last year, 12,000 daytrippers visited Brussels on a river cruise and that figure could rise to 35,000 a year by 2030, generating €5 million in economic benefits, according to a feasibility study for the new terminal.
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