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Location sketch

Location sketch

location Gelderland and Overijssel
length 47 km; 16 km branch canal to Almelo
Built 1938
class Va
Ports Enschede , Almelo
Sluis Eefde hoog.jpg
Lock at Eefde

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.


Web links

Commons : Twentekanal  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. English, three b / w photos
  2. Euregio: "Connection between Mittelland Canal and Twentekanal not economical" , status: 2013, accessed on October 2, 2014.