Alem is a small, rural village with ± 620 inhabitants, located in the Bommelerwaard. It is surrounded by water, meadows and fields. Besides in the private Marina, one can also be staying in various Bed and Breakfasts in the village.

Aerial view of Alem
Aerial view of Alem

The peninsula of Alem is caused by a number of Maas cut-offs in the past. Because the Maas River is the border between the provinces of North Brabant and Gelderland Alem moved by these cut-offs from the province of North Brabant to Gelderland.
Maas Alerm afsnijdingen in the past
Maas Alem cut-offs in the past

After the last cut-off, in the 30’s of the last century, Alem was cut off of North Brabant but by constructing a dam between the island and the shore Alem became accessible again. On dam square, next to an access road, were also football fields laid out.
The Meuse around Alem anno nu
The Maas river around Alem anno nu
The village has a busy social life including a football club, a fanfare, the “Bloas and Boemband” and a water sports association.
Marina and Eetcafé De Maas
Marina and Eetcafé De Maas

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