Fossa Eugenia

Fossa Eugenia > History


In the 17th century, the Spanish-Dutch government of the time decided to build a canal between the Rhine and the Maas rivers. Unfortunately the  ‘Fossa Eugenia’ link was never completed, a feat even Napoleon was unable to accomplish a century later. But contrary to Bonaparte, armed conflict, lack of funding and height differences failed to discourage a forward thinking group of growers from the Venlo region. In the autumn of 1995 short links with Germany were created, followed by the rest of Europe and even America.