|location||Gelderland and Overijssel|
|length||47 km; 16 km branch canal to Almelo|
|Ports||Enschede , Almelo|
The Twentekanal ( Dutch Twentekanaal ) is a Dutch inland waterway that connects the Overijsselsche landscape of Twente to the Geldersche Issel . The 47 km long main branch connects to the Issel at Zutphen and ends in Enschede . A 16 km long secondary branch leaves the main branch at Delden and ends in Almelo , where it connects to the Overijsselse Canal .
On April 3 and 4, 1945, the Canadian Lincoln and Welland Regiment fought on the Twentekanal against units of the Wehrmacht that had holed up there. On the evening of April 4th the fight was over; the regiment entered Delden .
For the future, a connection between the canal and the Mittelland Canal is under discussion, which would shorten the route from the port of Rotterdam to Northern Germany considerably. However, the profitability of the project is questionable.
- English, three b / w photos
- Euregio: "Connection between Mittelland Canal and Twentekanal not economical" , status: 2013, accessed on October 2, 2014.