Netherlands » Winschoterdiep | Westerwoldsche Aa / Drentsches Diep - Zuidlaarder Meer

From the waterways junction at Groningen, with Eemskanaal, van Starkenborgh-Kanaal and Hoendiep, to southern Dollard.

Winschoterdiep | Westerwoldsche Aa / Drentsches Diep - Zuidlaarder Meer: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 46.5 km
Number of locks: 11
Lock dimensions: 80.00 x 9.60
Max. depth: 1.50
Max. headroom: 3.70
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
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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Waterway has access to:

Van Starkenborghkanaal / Hoendiep / Aduarderdiep / Leeker Hoofddiep
Wildervankkanaal - Oosterdiep / Pekel Aa - Pekel Hoofddiep / Stads- Mussel- Ter Apelkanaal

Winschoterdiep / Westerwoldsche Aa


Category of waterway: IV / 85 x 9.50  Waterkaart: A / Groningen - Drenthe

Starts at the turning off of Van Starkenborghkanaal / Eemskanaal at Groningen and goes southeast. Over Westerwoldsche Aa it has access to the Dollard. Since the last stretch has waterway category I only, coastal fright vessels are pulled to the Dollard from the dockyards at Winschoterdiep by Eemskanaal.

Westerwoldse Aa

Westerwoldse Aa

Category of waterway
0 / leisure boating
I / Spits 38.5 x 5.08 m

A / Groningen - Drenthe

Westerwoldse Aa
From Wedde to the confluence with Winschoterdiep it’s open for leisure boats only and from there then also for Peniches. Since those are hardly used for commercial reasons any more, skippers are among each others in the entire area.

Drentsche Diep - Zuidlaarder Meer - Zuidlaarder Vaart

Category of water: 0 / leisure boating

Waterkaart: A / Groningen – Drenthe

After 6 km on Winschoterdiep, we reach the dockyard island of Waterhuizen, short after, Drentsches Diep turns off southeast and gets after 6.5 km to Zuidlaarder Meer and then on Zuidlaarder Vaart to the place called Zuidlaren. The entire waterway has a length of 11.5 km.