The distinctive qualities of the Meuse valley is the basis for an inspiring vision of future leisure along the river. This forward-looking vision, anticipating major issues of the future, works to inspire authorities, area managers, developers and users alike.
The Meuse is a unique river of many faces and experiences, for visitors from the immediate surroundings as well as the wider world. Consultation sessions with local stakeholders provided insight in leisure preferences. This was the basis for a vision of the future, specified for each leisure type (walking, biking, angling, boating, swimming and events) in the area.
The specific local possibilities of different leisure options were differentiated for the four sections of the Meuse landscape. In addition, we integrated major developments in water management in the coming century into the vision, and worked to connect these with the facilitation of leisure preferences. Finally, BoschSlabbers collected results in a travel guide. This guide highlights opportunities for leisure on and along the river, and takes the visitor on a journey to familiar and unfamiliar landscapes of the Meuse valley. On this journey, the Meuse serves as the landscape’s backbone, and a backbone for future river leisure.
Title: The Meuse as leisure river
Location: The Meuse river, the province of Limburg, NL
Client: Rijkswaterstaat/WINN, Deltares
Type: vision, research, ambition document
Image credits: BoschSlabbers
Project code: HL 09-21