Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
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Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren

Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren

Situated in the west of the inundation polder are special drainage remnants of Herwijnen and Vuren. For centuries, the two main watercourses of these two villages, the ‘Vurensche Vliet’ and the ‘Herwijensche Wetering’, would flow here. The latter was also used to let in inundation water. The watercourses were separated by a high embankment where you can still find an inlet. Well worth a visit!

Hollandse Waterlinie, the Dutch Inundation Line
The easterly main watercourse, the Vurensche Vliet, used to flow via an inlet to Hondswaard and via the toe of the dike to the outlet point of the river Waal. The westerly main watercourse, the Herwijnensche Wetering drainage canal, would babble along the inner toe of the Waaldijk dike to Fort Vuren and subsequently via the fort’s moat to the sluice in the dike behind the fort. Both this sluice and the Herwijnensche Wetering were also used to let in inundation water. 

Opening up of the area
The Vuren and Herwijnen watercourses, and the dike, have been beautifully incorporated into the creation of a residential area. The inlet had already been restored at the end of the last century. 

Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren
Vuren – From the Polderse Kade to Fort Vuren

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