The Arembergersluis [nl]' of Zwartsluis
The Arembergersluis [nl]' of Zwartsluis
Flag of Zwartsluis
Coat of arms of Zwartsluis
Zwartsluis is located in Overijssel
Zwartsluis is located in Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°38′31″N 6°4′13″E / 52.64194°N 6.07028°E / 52.64194; 6.07028Coordinates: 52°38′31″N 6°4′13″E / 52.64194°N 6.07028°E / 52.64194; 6.07028
Country Netherlands
 • Total18.34 km2 (7.08 sq mi)
3 m (10 ft)
 • Total4,890
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code038

Zwartsluis is a small city in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Zwartewaterland, at the mouth of the Zwarte Water river and the Meppelerdiep canal [nl].


1649 map of Zwartsluis in Willem and Joan Blaeu's "Toonneel der Steden"

Zwartsluis's history started in the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648): it developed around the Swartersluys fortress, which controlled traffic on the Zwartewater inlet leading to Hasselt and Zwolle. Zwartsluis attracted some trade and a fishing fleet in later centuries. Zwartsluis also served as a consolidation point for the peat-fuel trade, but was surpassed in importance by its neighbours, especially downstream Genemuiden.

The Dutch Reformed Church of Zwartsluis is a historic Dutch Reformed church building located on the Kerkstraat and the organ in the church is a designated Rijksmonument.[3][4]


The town is home to many recreational boats, as well as a heritage fleet of fishing and cargo vessels. The Arembergergracht canal links the town with the Beulaker and Belter lakes and a multitude of smaller bodies of water just north, created by peat digging.


Zwartsluis was a separate municipality until 2001, when it became a part of Zwartewaterland.[5]

Notable people


  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8064AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Gehonoreerde subsidie aanvragen in het najaar van 2017" (PDF). Nieuwsbrief Stichting tot behoud van het Nederlandse orgel. 1801: 2. 2018.
  4. ^ "Herdenking 500 Jaar Reformatie in Hervormde Kerk". de Stads koerier: 5. Jan 17, 2017 – via issuu.
  5. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.

External links

  • Media related to Zwartsluis at Wikimedia Commons

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