Netherlands » Wildervankkanaal - Oosterdiep / Pekel Aa - Pekel Hoofddiep / Stads- Mussel- Ter Apelkanaal

The link between Winschoterdiep and Haren-Rütenbrockkanal at the German border

Wildervankkanaal - Oosterdiep / Pekel Aa - Pekel Hoofddiep / Stads- Mussel- Ter Apelkanaal: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Haren-Rütenbrock-Canal and the canalsystem on the leftside of river Ems | Germany
Winschoterdiep | Westerwoldsche Aa / Drentsches Diep - Zuidlaarder Meer

Windervalckkanaal & Oosterdiep

Wildervankkanaal / Oosterdiep
Link between Winschoterdiep (Groningen) and Stadskanaal-Musselkanaal, going to the German border and the Haren-Rütenbrockkanal. This one flows at Haren into the Ems (see “Germany” for more to this). Oesterdiep has on 5 about 15 movable bridges; bring some patience with you…

Places on the water:
Veendam / Wildervank

A.G. Wildervankkanaal & Oosterdiep
Category of waterway:  Wildervank: IV / 80 x 9.60, Oosterdiep: 0 / Plaizier (leisure)

Pekel Aa & Pekeler Hoofdiep

Pekel Aa & Pekeler Hoofddiep
The eastern link between Winschoterdiep and Stadskanaal in the south, passed the places of Oude Pekela and Nieuwe Pekela.

Pekel Aa / Pekeler Hoofddiep
Category of waterway: 0 / Leisure boating 
Waterkaart / waterway map: A / Groningen – Drenthe

Stadskanaal / Musselkanaal / Ter Apel-Kanaal

Stadskanaal, Musselkanaal & Ter Apel-Kanaal
Haren-Rütenbrockkanal goes from river Ems to the Dutch border at Ter Apel. This place gives its name to the new canal. But short after its called Musselkanaal already and then Stadskanaal. After the place called Stadskanaal, it turns off into Peker Hoffdiep towards Winschoterkanaal and 5 km later, it flows into Oosterdiep, which goes to A.G. Wioldervankkanaal. This one also flows into Winschoterdiep later.
After the reopening of Haren-Rütenbrockkanal in Germany, these canals make a popular route from Groningen to the north and east of Germany.

Places along the waterway:
Stadskanaal / Musselkanaal / Ter Apel

Stadskanaal, Musselkanaal, Ter Apelkanaal
Category of waterway: 0 / leisure boating