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Navigating in Province Brabant with much less commercial traffic

Wilhelminakanaal | Beatrixkanaal | Zuid Willemsvaart / Netherlands: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Lock dimensions: 52.00 x 6.70
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

Weitere Informationen

Waterway has access to:

Albertkanaal | Belgium
Kanaal van Bocholt naar Herentals | Belgium
Limburgse Maas / Julianakanaal | Limburg Netherlands
Maas / Bergse Maas / Amber | Netherlands

Wilhelminakanaal & Beatrixkanaal

Navigating in Province Brabant with much less commercial traffic

Category of water: II / 63 x 7.20
Waterkaart – waterway map: W / Noord Brabant

Noord-Brabant - Limburg

Category of water: II / 52 x 6.70
Waterkaart – waterway map: W / Noord-Brabant

Wilhelminakanaal & Beatrixkanaal
At Geertruidenberg, where Bergse Maas changes its name to Amer, Wilhelminakanaal turns off to the south and meets Zuid-Willemsvaart north of the town of Helmond.
Short before Best, Beatrixkanaal goes over 8.4 km into the town of Eindhofen. It’s a sparsely used waterway with green surroundings.


The waterway starts at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, where Maas becomes Bergse Maas, going to the south. Short before Helmond, Wilhelminakanaal flows in from the west. At the waterways cross of Nederweert it turns off towards southwest and goes a few kilometers after Bocholt into Kanaal van Bocholt nar Hertals in Belgium. It ends west of Maastricht at Albertkanaal.

Zuid-Willemskanaal turns southwest at the waterways cross of Nederweert, going to Albertkanaal and Belgium over several detours. If one continues straight on, one is on Kanaal Wessem – Nederweert and gets straight and on the shortest way to Limburgse Maas and the Julianakanaaal.
And, if you turn to the northeast at Nederweert, is on Noordervaart, which used to go to Limburgse Maas at Venlo. Today, it ends unfortunately after a few kilometers.