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The short cut Noordhollands Kanaal to Noordzee Kanaal

Zahn & Alkmaarder Meer | Netherlands: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 20.5 km
Number of locks: 1
Lock dimensions: 95.00 x 11.40
Max. depth: 2.50
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: Good

Weitere Informationen

Waterway has access to:

Nauernasche Vaart | Knollendammervaart
Noordhollands Kanaal / Balgzandkanaal | Netherland
Noordzeekanaal | Netherlands

Alkmaarder Meer & Zaan

Category of waters: Va / 95 x 11.40
Waterkaart / waterway map: G / Amsterdam - Alkmaar

Alkmaarder Meer & Zaan
is the shortest way from Alkmaar to Amsterdam.
If one turns off the very busy Noordhollandskanaal into Alkmaarder Meer, gets unexpectedly into a very beautiful area of lakes. Further south, on the Zaan, haevely populated areas change with river stretches which let one think of lakes too. At Zaandam finally civilization is definitely with us, industrie, ports and highrisers prepare us for the suburbs of Amsterdam standing on the front door.