Water recreation

Along, on or in the rivers - De Liemers and its water

The largest rivers in the Netherlands – the Rhine, Pannerdensch Canal and the IJssel – flow through De Liemers. With over 400 hectares of water, the vast Rhederlaag recreational area at Lathum is ideal for a lovely relaxing day or outdoor holiday. The Bijland at Tolkamer is a 250-hectare lake near where the Rhine, Waal and IJssel rivers split; it opens out into the Rhine and has a speedboat lane. Both recreational areas have lovely beaches, a marina and friendly campsites. Take a breather on the Europakade quayside in Tolkamer and enjoy the spectacular views of the River Rhine.

The Gelders Eiland lies on the German border. It is an oasis of calm and space where water meadows are given back to nature. You will find hand-operated mini ferries to take you across the old Rijnstrangen and Oude Waal, kilometres of dike with characteristic dike houses, beaver lodges, meandering paths, sand martins and the ever-present water.