The Nette is a small river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, a left tributary of the Niers. It rises near Dülken, a borough of Viersen. The Nette flows through Viersen-Boisheim and Nettetal before reaching the Niers in Wachtendonk. Its total length is 28 km; its drainage area is 166 km².[1]

Viersen Boisheim - An der Weuthenmühle - Nette 01 ies.jpg
Nette in Boisheim
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationNorth Rhine-Westphalia
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ coordinates
51°24′52″N 6°19′25″E / 51.4144°N 6.3237°E / 51.4144; 6.3237Coordinates: 51°24′52″N 6°19′25″E / 51.4144°N 6.3237°E / 51.4144; 6.3237
Length28.3 km (17.6 mi) [1]
Basin size166 km2 (64 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionNiersMeuseNorth Sea
The Nette between Großer de Wittsee and Schrolik
Großer de Wittsee


The Nette passes nine lakes on its way to Wachtendonk [2]

  • Kleiner Breyeller See c. 5.3 ha
  • Großer Breyeller See c. 9.2 ha
  • Nettebruch c. 13.2 ha
  • Windmühlenbruch c. 6 ha
  • Ferkensbruch c. 4.5 ha
  • Kleiner de Wittsee c. 4.5 ha
  • Großer de Wittsee c. 22.5 ha
  • Schrolik c. 15.5 ha
  • Poelvennsee c. 24.5 ha
The Poelvennsee in Winter

The Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park is named after the river.