the Damme Canal located between Bruges and Damme in Belgium
|Damme Canal Belgium own picture|
This Damme Canal also has a great history. It all started with an order
of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810. This canal should connect Bruges with
the Western Scheldt.
It was a part of the canal network behind the coast.
These networks should give the opportunity to provide the French troops
quickly without the confrontation of the English on the North Sea.
The Damme Canal was used for shipping till 1940, then - how ironic -
French troops destroyed the siphon system.
Nowadays the Damme Canal is used for recreation sports like pleasure
boats, fishing. It also is an important touristic route between Bruges and