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Nederrijn
Nederrijn
("Nether Rhine"; not to be confused with the section called Lower Rhine
Lower Rhine
further upstream) is the name of the Dutch part of the Rhine
Rhine
from the confluence at the town of Angeren
Angeren
of the cut-off Rhine bend of Oude Rijn and the Pannerdens Kanaal
Pannerdens Kanaal
(which was dug to form the new connection between the Waal and Nederrijn
Nederrijn
branches). The city of Arnhem
Arnhem
lies on the right (north) bank of the Nederrijn, just past the point where the IJssel
IJssel
branches off. The Nederrijn
Nederrijn
flows on to the city of Wijk bij Duurstede, from where it continues as the Lek. The once-important but now small Kromme Rijn
Kromme Rijn
branch (in Roman times part of the Limes Germanicus
Limes Germanicus
and border river of the Roman Empire) carries the name "Rhine" towards the city of Utrecht. In order to regulate the distribution of drainage between the different branches of the Rhine, several dams have been constructed. If the dams are closed, there is little flow in the Nederrijn
Nederrijn
and most of the water is drained by the IJssel. Bridges over the Nederrijn
Nederrijn
are in Arnhem
Arnhem
(railway and three road bridges), in Heteren
Heteren
(A50) and Rhenen. Ferries are found near Doorwerth, Wageningen, Opheusden, Elst and Amerongen. History[edit] In 1530, the Rhine
Rhine
near Arnhem
Arnhem
was moved, a project that was completed in 1536. The city, which originated along the St. Jansbeek ("St. John's Brook'), could develop better now that it was closer the river, and was also more easily defended against Habsburg expansionism into Guelders. See also[edit]

Lower Rhine Rhine
Rhine
delta

Gallery[edit]

Nederrijn
Nederrijn
at Arnhem

Nederrijn
Nederrijn
near Renkum

Plate made by Wenzel Hollar
Wenzel Hollar
1607-1677

Wageningen
Wageningen
1730

Panorama near Wageningen

Nederrijn
Nederrijn
near Wageningen

Weir near Amerongen

The last stretch of the Nederrijn, near Wijk bij Duurstede

v t e

Rhine–Meuse– Scheldt
Scheldt
delta

Rhine Rijn Rhin

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 Waaltje 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
Rhine
Canal Vaartse Rijn Nieuwe Merwede Nieuwe Waterweg Scheldt– Rhine
Rhine
Canal Maas–Waal Canal

Meuse Maas

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 Schelde Escaut

Current distributaries Western Scheldt

Former distributaries Oosterschelde Eendracht

Current estuaries Western Scheldt

Former estuaries Oosterschelde Krammer Grevelingen

Associated canals Scheldt– Rhine
Rhine
Canal Canal through Walcheren

Other rivers (directly draining into the delta)

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 Sa

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