Waasland

Region Waasland follows the Scheldt, Durme and Moervaart and shows you the contrast between nature and industry, between cozy cities and quiet villages, between old forts and modern architecture and also shows special geological phenomena.

CHARACTERISTICS

There are few areas in northwest Europe where the tide can be observed so far inland. Twice a day, a true metamorphosis occurs in the narrow Durme River, transforming a small shallow stream in a sediment-rich bed into a strong flowing river. The tidal action and flooding of the Durme had great influence on land use in the adjacent polders.

These polder areas have great geological value. Indeed, here the Late Glacial cover sand landscape is preserved under a Middle Holocene peat landscape and under a Late Holocene tidal landscape. Because of this, the Waasland polders also have an international (archaeological) heritage value, as it is among the best preserved and researched prehistoric landscapes in northwestern Europe.

LOCATION

A beautiful, distinctive region between Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Zeeland. Region Waasland includes the Geopark partner municipalities of Beveren, Kruibeke, Lochristi, Lokeren, Moerbeke, Sint-Gillis-Waas, Sint-Niklaas, Stekene, Temse, Waasmunster and Wachtebeke.

Waasland

Welcome to Waasland

Discover the hidden treasures in the Waasland region. A colorful but quirky region full of contrasts. Waasland is so versatile that it is difficult to choose. Because whether you like cycling, sailing or walking. Of nature, art or history. Whether you come for rest, inspiration or effort.

Central to the Waasland region is the Waasland Cuesta. A sloping area that disappears under the Zeeland sea clay landscape in the north and is cut by the Scheldt in the south at the cuesta front. Due to the old strongly compact marine clay deposits, the area traditionally had a lot of flooding. In order to make arable farming possible, the so-called convex fields were created in the Middle Ages. These can still be seen in several places in the Waasland region. Agriculturally speaking, these spherical fields were internationally renowned. They still have an (inter)national geological and heritage importance today.

The current landscape on the Waasland cuesta front is strongly intertwined with its (early) modern industrial history. A brick industry developed here that even dates back to Roman times. The clay pits have a very decisive influence on the appearance and perception of the landscape.

An area that surprises and demands to be explored on foot or by bike. The inner man will certainly get his or her money's worth with delicious local products.

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Waasland Kreken van Saleghem

28 Waasland Scheldt Polders

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Waasland Kreken van Saleghem

28 Wase Scheldepolders

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Bolle akkers vlakbij Barbierbeek

34 Barbierbeek Valley

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Bolle akkers vlakbij Barbierbeek

34 Barbierbeekvallei

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Kleigroeve steengelaag

38 Kleigroeve Steengelaag

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Kleigroeve steengelaag

38 Steengelaag clay quarry

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Bornem Castle

Bornem Castle

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Aanzicht Wijk Noeveren inclusief steenbakkerijen

District Noeveren

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Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe

Drowned Land of Saeftinghe

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Inkijkje in het Emile Verhaerenmuseum

Emile Verhaeren Museum

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Inkijkje in het Emile Verhaerenmuseum

Emile Verhaerenmuseum

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Open Monumentendag bij Erfgoedhuis Hof ter Welle

Erfgoedhuis Hof ter Welle

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Open Monumentendag bij Erfgoedhuis Hof ter Welle

Erfgoedhuis Hof ter Welle

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Luchtfoto Fort Liefkenshoek

Fort Liefkenshoek

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Luchtfoto Fort Liefkenshoek

Fort Liefkenshoek

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Voormalig Fort aan de Schelde - Fort Lillo

Fort Lillo

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Voormalig Fort aan de Schelde - Fort Lillo

Fort Lillo

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Hut in de Gallische Hoeve

Gallic Hoeve

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Hut in de Gallische Hoeve

Gallische Hoeve

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De Getijdenmolen in Rupelmonde

Getijdenmolen Rupelmonde

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Bornem Castle

Kasteel van Bornem

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Bloemen in het LoS, Lochristi Sierteeltmuseum

Lochristi Ornamental Plant Museum

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Bloemen in het LoS, Lochristi Sierteeltmuseum

Lochristi Sierteeltmuseum

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Moervaartdepressie

Moervaart depression and coversand ridge

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Moervaartdepressie

Moervaartdepressie en dekzandrug

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Sas bij Bornem (afwateringssluis)

Sas bij Bornem

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Sas bij Bornem (afwateringssluis)

Sas near Bornem

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De Getijdenmolen in Rupelmonde

Tidal mill Rupelmonde

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Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe

Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe

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Aanzicht Wijk Noeveren inclusief steenbakkerijen

Wijk Noeveren

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