Barrage de la Gileppe

The Gileppe dam is an undeniable tourist attraction in the region! 

"The place to be"... the ideal place

Its monumental lion and its lake attract visitors (tourists and inhabitants) in search of walks, peace and nature... 

To be discovered on foot, by bike... or even on horseback!

For young and old: accropark, playground, electric scooter hire...

Its 78-metre high panoramic tower houses an information centre.

Enjoy the view and eat in weightlessness in the panoramic restaurant-brasserie "360". 

Enjoy the terrace and discover the "Burger Bar & Tearoom". 

A little history... 

The establishment of this dam was requested by the Verviers woolgrowers around 1857, in order to have the forty thousand litres of pure water needed every day for the textile industry of the time.

The Gileppe dam was impounded in May 1875 and inaugurated on 28 July 1878 in the presence of King Leopold II.


Would you like to discover the area with your group of friends, family or colleagues? Find more information on

  • Cafeteria
  • Parking
  • Coach park
  • Picnic table
  • Toilets

Info visit

  • Open every day. 

    Opening times for the tower and the restaurant vary. 

    To be found on

  • Unaccompanied visits for individuals (always available)
  • Guided tours for groups (on request)
  • Route de la Gileppe, 55
  • 4837 Baelen
  • Belgique
  • 50.58644
  • 5.96981
  • 11


Language(s) French