The inhabitants of the river country around Mechelen and Willebroek can sleep easy once again. Five flood control areas (Zennegat, Grote Vijver North and South, Tien Vierendelen and Bovenzanden) guarantee that everything is safe here. They also contribute to the development of valuable nature. Channels, marshes and mudflats are the perfect habitat for rare flora and fauna. You can easily connect to the various bike path networks thanks to the new, moveable bike bridges. And the water ski club now has new, floating docks and a stylish club house.