Amsterdam–Rhine Canal

The Amsterdam–Rhine Canal or Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal is a canal in the Netherlands that was built to connect the port city of Amsterdam to the main shipping artery of the Rhine. Its course follows a generally southeasterly direction as it goes through the city of Utrecht towards Wijk bij Duurstede where it intersects the Lek branch of the Rhine and then continues on to the Waal river near Tiel, with a branch, the Lek Canal, to the Lek near Nieuwegein.

Rail bridges (with nearest train station on the west and east bank):

  • between Diemen/Diemen-Zuid and Weesp
  • between Maarssen and Utrecht Centraal
  • between Vleuten and Utrecht Centraal
  • between Culemborg and Houten
  • between Tiel and Kesteren


Coordinates: 52°9′8″N 5°0′23″E / 52.15222°N 5.00639°E / 52.15222; 5.00639

Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta
Rhine
Current distributaries
Waal
Nederrijn
IJssel
Lek
Merwede
Boven Merwede
Nieuwe Merwede
Beneden Merwede
Oude Maas
Dordtsche Kil
Noord
Nieuwe Maas
Het Scheur
Nieuwe Waterweg
Former distributaries
Kromme Rijn
Leidse Rijn
Oude Rijn
Hollandse IJssel
Vecht
Brielse Maas
Spui
Current estuaries
Nieuwe Waterweg
IJsselmeer
Former estuaries
Hollands Diep
Haringvliet
Volkerak
Krammer
Grevelingen
Keeten-Mastgat
Oosterschelde
Associated canals
Bijlands Kanaal
Pannerdens Kanaal
Amsterdam–Rhine Canal
Vaartse Rijn
Nieuwe Merwede
Nieuwe Waterweg
Scheldt–Rhine Canal
Maas-Waal Canal
Meuse
Current distributaries
Bergse Maas
Amer
Former distributaries
Oude Maasje
Afgedamde Maas
Merwede
Boven Merwede
Beneden Merwede
Oude Maas
Dordtsche Kil
Noord
Nieuwe Maas
Het Scheur
Nieuwe Waterweg
Current estuaries
Former estuaries
Hollands Diep
Haringvliet
Volkerak
Krammer
Grevelingen
Keeten-Mastgat
Oosterschelde
Associated canals
Heusden Canal
Bergse Maas
Maas-Waal Canal
Scheldt
Current distributaries
Western Scheldt
Former distributaries
Oosterschelde
Eendracht
Current estuaries
Western Scheldt
Former estuaries
Oosterschelde
Krammer
Grevelingen
Associated canals
Scheldt–Rhine Canal
Other rivers
  • Linge
  • Mark
  • Donge
  • Rotte
  • Oude IJssel
Islands and
Peninsulas
  • Rozenburg
  • IJsselmonde
  • Het Eiland van Dordt
  • Voorne and Putten
  • Hoeksche Waard
  • Tiengemeten
  • Goeree-Overflakkee
  • Schouwen-Duiveland
  • Tholen
  • Sint Philipsland
  • Walcheren
  • Noord-Beveland
  • Zuid-Beveland
Towns
  • Rotterdam
  • Antwerp
  • Dordrecht
  • Bergen-op-Zoom
  • Schiedam
  • Vlissingen
  • Vlaardingen
  • Middelburg
  • Spijkenisse
Other topics
  • Delta Works
  • Verdronken Land van Reimerswaal
  • Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe
  • St. Elizabeth's flood (1421)
  • St. Felix's Flood
  • All Saints' Flood (1570)

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