Belgium Coo Waterfall

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Gert Lucas

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The waterfalls of Coo are one of the most famous sights of the Ardennes. The waterfall has a height of 15 meters and is therefore one of the highest in Belgium. It is a beautiful sight and many tourists come to Coo to capture this natural disaster. You can take a chairlift from Plopsa Coo that takes you to a higher point for a beautiful view of the entire valley. The waterfall is illuminated on summer evenings.

There is plenty to do around the waterfall from crazy golf to kayaking. At the foot of the falls is the amusement park Plopsa Coo. A super nice park for children with various attractions and a small petting zoo with some goats. There are also many stalls with souvenirs near the falls and of course there are many Belgian chip shops.

Few people know that it was not the Amblève but the monks of the Abbey of Stavelot who built this waterfall: it was not until the 18th century that the monks crossed a very wide meander here. A meander is a natural, almost complete circle in a river.

Coo's meander gave way to a waterfall that, within a few meters of space, overcomes a difference in height that took the meander a few kilometers. Thanks to the action of the monks, more than one and a half million tourists now visit here every year.

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