Netherlands » Amstel | Aarkanaal | Gouwe | Waterways in Holland

Amsterdam to Hollandsche IJssel in south Holland, with cross link Slotervaart-Amstelkanaal and Weesper trekvaart south of Amsterdam

Amstel | Aarkanaal | Gouwe | Waterways in Holland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 51 km
Number of locks: 1
Lock dimensions: 55.00 x 6.60
Max. depth: 2.35
Max. headroom: 4.95
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Hollandse Ijssel | Netherlands
Oude Rijn | Oude- Woud- & Heimanswetering | Braassemermeer | Südholland

Amstel / Aarkanaal / Gouwe

Amstel, Aarkanaal & Gouwe
Categories of water
Amstel: II / 52 x 7.50 / Aarkanaal: III / 70 x 8.50 / Gouwe: 90 x 11.00 m

Waterkaart / waterway map: H / Hollandse Plassen
This is another possibility to get from the heart of Amsterdam to the south and southwest. The following waterways make part of this stretch; Amstel (26km) until Tolhuissluizen, as from there it’s the Aakanaal (11 km) followed by Gouwe (14 km) after Gouwsluis, ending at Gouda.

Slotervaart / Amstelkanaal / Weesper trekvaart

Slotervaart begins by Haarlemmermeerpolder at Badhoevedorp , meeting south of Amsterdam with Schinkel, it goes on through Amstelkanaal to River Alster and finally on the Weesper trekvaart to the waterways of  Utrecht.