Veerse Meer

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Veerse Meer
Veerse Meer - Zeeland.jpg
Location Zeeland
Coordinates 51°31′N 3°43′E / 51.517°N 3.717°E / 51.517; 3.717Coordinates: 51°31′N 3°43′E / 51.517°N 3.717°E / 51.517; 3.717
Type artificial lagoon, brackish
Basin countries Netherlands
Max. length 22 km (14 mi)
Max. width 1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Islands 13
Settlements Veere
A view of Veerse Meer

The Veerse Meer (Lake Veere) is a lagoon in the province of Zeeland, the Netherlands. It was separated from the North Sea in 1961 by the Delta Works dam system.

Length and location[edit]

It is 22 km long, and 1,500 m wide in places. Lying between the old islands of Noord-Beveland, Zuid-Beveland and Walcheren, it is linked to the river Scheldt by the Zandkreekdam lock, which allows this lagoon to have brackish water, slightly less salty than sea water. There are 13 small uninhabited islands in the lake. Some of its banks, underwater at high tide, have been made into nature reserves, while others are popular for water sports, such as sailing.