Operating times bridges and sluices

Operating times

When sailing through Assen you will encounter multiple bridges and sluices. On this map you can see where which bridge or sluice is located. Bridge 11 is the lowest bridge in Assen, with a height of 3,5 meters. The two sluices in Assen are 6 meters wide and 25 meters long.

Period Days Time (except for 'Het Kanaal')
April monday till saturday 09.00 – 12.00h   / 13.00 – 17.00h
May monday till sunday 09.00 – 12.00h   / 13.00 – 17.00h
June till September every day 09.00 – 12.00h   / 13.00 – 17.00h
September monday till sunday 09.00 – 12.00h   / 13.00 – 17.00h


‘Het Kanaal’ has exceptional opening times. When you sail into Assen coming from Groningen you can acces Het Kanaal until 1600h via ‘de Blauwe Kap’. When coming from the direction of Meppel, acces to Het Kanaal is possible until 1500h via ‘Willem III’.

More information

For more information about operating the bridges, you can contact the harbour master via +316 25 50 32 25 or via havenmeester@assen.nl .
For more information about opening times of other bridges and sluices in Drenthe you can contact the province of Drenthe.