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Its headwater is a small river, as from Gouda it’s a main waterway for big vessels


Hollandse Ijssel | Netherlands: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 46 km
Number of locks: 4
Lock dimensions: 35.00 x 5.30
Max. depth: 1.20
Max. headroom: 4.50
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Hollandse Ijssel

Zuid Holland

Category of waters: Capelle – Gouda: VA / 110 x 11.50 / Gouda Oudewater: I / 39 x 5.30 / Oudewater – Ijsselstein: 35 x 5.30

Waterkaart: K / Grote Rivieren & I / Vechtplassen

Hollandse Ijssel

It is only conditionally a river today since, after the many embankments and redirections of waterways in this part of Zuid-Holland and Zeeland, it is feed by canals only. But still, it could mostly preserve its river character until Gouda. As from there to Nieuwe Maas just short before Rotterdam, it is a main waterway.

Tidal influences reach Gouda and are between 1.80 and 3.30 m.