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War
Location type: War
Location address: België, 8620, Nieuwpoort, Sluizen
Number of texts: 2
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Nieuwpoort’s sluice complex is better known as ‘De Ganzepoot’ or ‘Goose foot’. Their name refers to the complex’s shape. It played a crucial role during World War I. In October 1914, the open sluices ensured the flooding of the IJzer plains. Because of that the advance of the German troops came to an end. Because of the sluices, the area remained submerged for the rest of the war.

In 2014 Westfront Nieuwpoort visitor centre opened, so that visitors can learn more about the role of the complex and flooding during the First World War.

Linked themes: War, Cultural heritage

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Nieuwpoort’s sluice complex is better known as ‘De Ganzenpoot’ or ‘Goose foot’. Their name refers to the complex’s shape. It played a crucial role during World War I. In October 1914, the open sluices ensured the flooding of the IJzer plains. Because of that the advance of the German troops came to an end. Because of the sluices, the area remained submerged for the rest of the war.

In 2013 the Ganzenpoot visitor centre is due to open so that visitors can learn more about the role of the complex and flooding during the First World War. It will also urge you to visit WWI relics in the surroundings. The Ganzenpoot is the ideal basis to discover the Westhoek and its WWI past from the Belgian coast.


Contact:
- De Ganzenpoot
- Sluizen, 8620 Nieuwpoort
- Tel: +32 58 23 39 23
- Fax: +32 58 23 84 04
- E-Mail:
- Web: www.nieuwpoort.be

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