Originally the Netherlands were a swampy delta of the rivers Rhine and Maas. In a quest to make this landscape habitable, the Dutch always fought against and worked with the ever-present water. The result is a country with a great diversity of waters. We have big rivers with impressive deltas, smaller rivers, winding lowland brooks, large and small natural and manmade lakes, peat bogs and polders, which are unique to the Netherlands. To help you choose the perfect waterway for your fishing trip, we give a short description of the different types of water.