Netherlands » Hoogeveensche & Verlengde Hoogeveeensche vaart

From Meppler Diep eastwards to the German border


Hoogeveensche & Verlengde Hoogeveeensche vaart: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 61.5 km
Number of locks: 4
Lock dimensions: 41 x 5.00
Max. depth: 1.80
Max. headroom: 3.50
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Kanaal Almelo - De Haandrik / Stieltjeskanaal / Zijlkanaal nar Almelo | Overijssel
Linge / Gelderland | Netherlands

Hoogeveensche Vaart
It is developed for professional vessels until Hoogeveen. On the
Verlengde Hoogeveeensche vaart things become a bit more comfortable since it is at Klazienaveen, respective at Emmen, a dead end. But, there is a possibility to get into the southern IJssel by taking at Veenord the Stieltjes Kanaal and Kanaal Almelo-De Haandrik.

Still in the first half of the last century, the Verlengde Hoogeveensche Vaart crossed the German border and flew into the Nord-Süd-Kanal. This continued over Coevorden-Picardie-Kanal, closed today as well, to Haren Rütenbrock-Kanal, giving access to the Ems.
At that time, one could get onto the Hooftkanaal, short before the border which went parallel to Nord-Süd-Kanal to the Ter-Apel-Kanal. This led towards northwest over the Stadskanaal to Groningen and westward to Haren-Rütenbrock-Kanal too.