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The Dutch are masters of managing water

The Afsluitdijk is situated between North Holland and Friesland provinces. It is an amazing example... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue S
Oudkarspel, The Netherlands
Long and straight

Well, it does tell the story of the wage against the waters doesn it? The monument is fun, in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leiden, The Netherlands
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“both sides” (5 reviews)
Den Oever, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Afsluitdijk is situated between North Holland and Friesland provinces. It is an amazing example of Dutch engineering and their management of water. You can stop around halfway for a drink / snack in a café and to admire the views. In addition you can...More

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it does tell the story of the wage against the waters doesn it? The monument is fun, in a fifties way, and the fortification museum at Koornwerderzand tells the story of WW2, how to overrrun the netherlands, quite well. It ís humbing to know...More

Thank wardtmar
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

A long dam with no charme and nothing to see. If you are in the east willing to go to Amsterdam it is a quite good shortcut but it's not worth a visit.

Thank Federico L
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of these sites that are fascinating for engineering geeks, but for "regular people" it's just like standing on a bridge. I was hoping for more background info to make the story come alive a bit more, but I was disappointed. To get...More

Thank Niklas K
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The Afslutdijk alone is impressing. The watchtower to look at the Sea on both sides is great, but to really get the feeling you have to go downstairs! This little gem of a quite normal sailors restaurant and cafe unfolds its charm but gradually while...More

3  Thank ElDudinero
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Well worth the drive up and to see the amazing bridge/dam and stop half way to take in the views and read about the history of it

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We saw this 'bridge' on the map so we decided to go see what it was. A 20 mile stretch of straight road! They say one side is sea an one side is fresh water as its cut off from each other. In the middle...More

Thank Nikki G
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It's not often that you get to drive across a road that is surrounded by a sea on one side and a lake on the other. And it's not a short drive either. If you stop and take pictures and walk around enjoy the view...More

Thank Marissa L
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The dyke that turned the Zuiderzee into the IJsselmeer in 1932. The construction started in 1927. It's an easy way to get from Noord-Holland to Friesland. Somewhere in the middle you can stretch your legs. And take the view from both sides of the water....More

2  Thank Berichthier214
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

On the way for Friesland we stopped here with the car, and we could admire this place that is incredible to see. There is a restaurant and a gift shop for the ones that wanna take a break or buy something. I advice to get...More

1  Thank Gennaro P
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