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Senne (river)

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The Senne (French: ) or Zenne (Dutch: ) is a small river that flows through Brussels, left tributary of the Dijle/Dyle.

Senne (French)
Zenne (Dutch)
The Senne in Rebecq
Location
CountryBelgium
Physical characteristics
Length103 km (64 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionDyleRupelScheldtNorth Sea
The 1837 course of the Senne superimposed on Brussels' modern downtown

Its source is in the village of Naast near the municipality of Soignies. It is an indirect tributary of the Scheldt, through the Dijle and the Rupel. It joins the Dijle at Zennegat, in Battel in the north of the municipality of Mechelen, only a few hundred metres before the Dijle itself joins the Rupel.

The Woluwe is one of the tributaries of the Senne.

In total the Senne is 103 kilometres (64 mi) long.

In the centre of Brussels, the Senne was completely covered up and major boulevards were built over top in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is still visible in the outskirts of Brussels and outside the city, though within the city it now runs mostly underneath the small ring. The Senne was notorious for being one of Belgium's worst polluted rivers, since all effluents from the Brussels Capital Region emptied into it without treatment. In March 2007, the completion of new sewage treatment plants began to remediate this problem. However, in December 2009, the plant Brussels Nord of Acquiris was temporarily and abruptly shut down, creating a political and ecological crisis.

The yellow iris became used as the emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region due to its habitat in the marshy plains around the river. The unique seasonal wild yeasts of the Senne river valley are used in the production of the regional lambic style of beer. The Brasserie de la Senne is a recently opened brewery named for the river.

Despite the covering up of the Senne resulting in the river being all but invisible in the centre of Brussels, it has had a cultural impact on the city. A nickname for residents of the city, "Zinneke", is taken from the stray dogs which hung around the Senne in the Middle Ages, known as "Zenneke" or "Zinneke". The name was revived at the start of the 21st century with the creation of the Zinneke Parade, a multicultural biennial event in the centre of Brussels.

  • View from the bridge of rue du Rupel in Brussels direction North-east at the Senne river which leaves there the city canalization

Wikimedia Commons has media related toSenne/Zenne.
  1. Jackson, Michael (September 1988). The new world guide to beer. Running Press. ISBN 978-0-89471-649-2. Retrieved26 May 2012.
  2. "Interview met Myriam Stoffen, directrice Zinneke" (in Dutch). 2008-05-20. Retrieved2011-05-22.

Coordinates:51°04′N4°26′E /51.067°N 4.433°E /51.067; 4.433

Senne (river)
Senne river Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Zenne This article is about the Belgian river It is not to be confused with Seine the river which flows through Paris This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Senne river news newspapers books scholar JSTOR May 2011 Learn how and when to remove this template message The Senne French sɛn or Zenne Dutch ˈzɛne is a small river that flows through Brussels left tributary of the Dijle Dyle Senne French Zenne Dutch The Senne in RebecqLocationCountryBelgiumPhysical characteristicsLength103 km 64 mi Basin featuresProgressionDyle Rupel Scheldt North SeaThe 1837 course of the Senne superimposed on Brussels modern downtown Its source is in the village of Naast near the municipality of Soignies It is an indirect tributary of the Scheldt through the Dijle and the Rupel It joins the Dijle at Zennegat in Battel in the north of the municipality of Mechelen only a few hundred metres before the Dijle itself joins the Rupel The Woluwe is one of the tributaries of the Senne In total the Senne is 103 kilometres 64 mi long In the centre of Brussels the Senne was completely covered up and major boulevards were built over top in the 19th and early 20th centuries It is still visible in the outskirts of Brussels and outside the city though within the city it now runs mostly underneath the small ring The Senne was notorious for being one of Belgium s worst polluted rivers since all effluents from the Brussels Capital Region emptied into it without treatment In March 2007 the completion of new sewage treatment plants began to remediate this problem However in December 2009 the plant Brussels Nord of Acquiris was temporarily and abruptly shut down creating a political and ecological crisis The yellow iris became used as the emblem of the Brussels Capital Region due to its habitat in the marshy plains around the river The unique seasonal wild yeasts of the Senne river valley are used in the production of the regional lambic style of beer 1 The Brasserie de la Senne is a recently opened brewery named for the river Despite the covering up of the Senne resulting in the river being all but invisible in the centre of Brussels it has had a cultural impact on the city A nickname for residents of the city Zinneke is taken from the stray dogs which hung around the Senne in the Middle Ages known as Zenneke or Zinneke The name was revived at the start of the 21st century with the creation of the Zinneke Parade a multicultural biennial event in the centre of Brussels 2 Gallery Edit Covering of the Senne in 1867 View from the bridge of rue du Rupel in Brussels direction North east at the Senne river which leaves there the city canalizationReferences EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Senne Zenne Jackson Michael September 1988 The new world guide to beer Running Press ISBN 978 0 89471 649 2 Retrieved 26 May 2012 Interview met Myriam Stoffen directrice Zinneke in Dutch 2008 05 20 Retrieved 2011 05 22 Coordinates 51 04 N 4 26 E 51 067 N 4 433 E 51 067 4 433 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Senne river amp oldid 1015527422, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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