"Zwartsluis - A small nautic pearl!" Zwartsluis by Jerelis

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Home to many fishing and cargo vessels.

Zwartsluis is a small city in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Zwartewaterland, at the mouth of the Zwartewater River and the Meppelerdiep canal.

The town is home to many recreational boats, as well as a heritage fleet of fishing and cargo vessels. The Arembergergracht links the town with the Beulaker and Belter lakes and a multitude of smaller bodies of water just north, created by peat digging.

Zwartsluis's history started in the Eighty Years War (1568-1648) - it developed around Fortress Swartersluys which controlled traffic on the Zwartewater inlet leading to Hasselt and Zwolle. Zwartsluis attracted some trade and a fishing fleet in later centuries. Zwartsluis also served as consolidation point for the peat-fuel trade, but was surpassed in importance by its neighbours, especially downstream Genemuiden.

Zwartsluis was a separate municipality until 2001, when it became a part of Zwartewaterland.

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  • Last visit to Zwartsluis: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated Jun 4, 2010
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  • MaaikeSchmit's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    Gheee, I only live 15 km away off this small place. Never even been there, but maybe it is about time! When are the new Sleepbootdagen? Good moment to go to Zwartsluis I guess. Leuke site Jeroen!

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    Oct 4, 2011 at 5:39 AM

    Hello, Jeroen! I see it's a wonderful and picturesque place...I'd like to visit the Netherlands some day...

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