Netherlands » Kanaal Stolpen-Schagen-Kolhorn | Westfriesche Vaart

A short link in Noordholland

Kanaal Stolpen-Schagen-Kolhorn | Westfriesche Vaart: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 29 km
Number of locks: 4
Max. headroom: 2.85
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Good

Weitere Informationen

Waterway has access to:

Ijsselmeer | Netherlands
Kanaal Alkmaar - Kolhorn & Waardkanaal | netherlands
Noordhollands Kanaal / Balgzandkanaal | Netherland

naal Stolpen - Schagen / Kanaal Schagen - Kolhorn

Kanaal Schagen – Kolhorn

Waterkaart / waterway map: F / Alkmaar-Den Helder
Category of waters:
Stolpen-Schagen: III / 67 x 8.20 // Schagen-Kolhorn: 0 / Leisure boating

Kanaal Stolpen-Schagen-Kolhorn
The link across the Province of Noord-Holland betweenNoordhollandsche Kanaal (Stolpen) and Wieringermeerpolder. The two places Middenmeer and Medemblik lie along Westfriesche Vaart, the prolongation to the IJsselmeer.

Westfriesche Vaart

Waterkaart / waterway map: F / Alkmaar – Den Helder
Category of waters: I / 38.50 x 5.08 m

After the place called Kolhorn, Wardkanaal comes from the Amstelmeer and continues as Groetkanaal. If one goes straight on, one gets into Westfriesche Vaart, from Middenmeer it continues to the southeast and one reaches the harbor town of Medemblik at the IJsselmeer.

Den Ooeversche Vaart / Slootvaart

Beginning at the Westfriesche Vaart at Middemeer, it goes northwards to Haukeshaven at the Amstelmeer.
In the middle of the way, Den Ooeversche Vaart turns off to the northeast, going to Den Oever, the town on the western end of the big dike of the IJsselmeer (Afsluitdijk). Shortly before one reaches the sea, there is a generous wharf with rest area that is hardly ever used.