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Zwartsluis In existence since the 80 Year War (1568-1648), the town developed around Fortress Swartersluys which controlled traffic on the Zwarte Water 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 (turf), but was surpassed in importance by its neighbors, especially downstream Genemuiden. As a municipality Zwartsluis came about in the 18th century when parts of the Vollenhove district and the community of Hasselterkerspel were combined.

ZwartsluisBridge at Zwartrsluis
Present day: The town is home to many recreational boats, as well as a heritage fleet of fishing and cargo vessels. The municipality includes the communities of De Velde, Baarlo and Zwartewatersklooster. The Arembergergracht links the town with the Beulakker and Belter lakes and a multitude of smaller bodies of water just north, created by peat digging.

Main attraction: The lakes and wetlands district and the recreational sailing. Other features: Nature Museum Schoonewelle; 16th century reformed church; 17th century orphanage.

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Crew Yachtcharter LeeuwardenZwartsluis, routes for motor boating in Netherland . Yacht Charter Leeuwarden rents out classic style motor vessels in lengths of 9 to 12 meters. Our motor barges, tjalks and cruisers all have an extremely low vertical clearance. This means that, in addition to the more popular water sports locations, you can also seek out the rest and relaxation of the countryside and discover the "real Friesland". For all this boats is no navigation licence needed . Parties sailing experience can set off on a short or long holiday with one of our traditional Lemsteraak yachts which can be chartered without on-board crew for sailing journeys on the IJsselmeer.

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