Netherlands » Gelderse IJssel / Oude IJssel | Gelderland Netherlands
The main waterway through Gelderland, from the southeast to Zwarte Meer (IJsselmeer)
Gelderse IJssel / Oude IJssel | Gelderland Netherlands: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||118 km|
|Degree of difficulty:||Demanding|
|Character of waterway:||no rating|
|Profile of waterway:||Main waterway|
Waterway has access to:Kanaal Zutphen - Enschede | Twentekanaal
Neder-Rijn / Waal | Gelderland Netherlands
An important waterway of the Netherlands, it connects the Lower Rhine in the southeast with the IJsselmeer at Kempen.
IJssel (Geldersee), the most northern side arm of River Rhine
is unique. Depending on the way one looks at it, it is a side arm of the Rhine, turning off short before Arnhem, bringing about 1/10 of its water to the IJsselmeer. Or, it is “just” a prolongation of the Oude IJssel (Jssel), coming from Germany.
At Zwolle, one gets over the canal onto “Zwarte Water”, which give access to Friesland and Groningen.
Oude IJssel, or the IJssel, as an independent river
has its spring at Raesfeld in Münsterland German a bit north of the “Ruhrgebiet”. It almost flows into River Rhine but turns to the northwest. In the Netherlands it becomes navigable at the industrial town of Doetinchen and flows after 20 km at Doesburg into the main IJssel, which is there already bringing much more water.