Deltawerken Oosterschelde

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Deltawerken Oosterschelde
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LowieSantiago_Chile
Santiago, Chile156 contributions
Educational and fun, in particular with children. The history of the decision making is well documented in the museum.
Written 15 July 2021
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,723 contributions
It's always good to make a stop when we passed this place. Took a little walk on the dyke and enjoyed to see the great work. Be sure that you wear warm clothes as it's always windy.
Written 24 February 2020
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Jeanne J
Bellevue, Washington, USA393 contributions
The visit here starts with a video that explains the forces that led to disastrous flooding in the 1950s and then the project designed to avoid such a disaster again. It works and it protects the environment with the marine life and shore birds and plants. All of this in a prime vacation area for the Dutch. After the video a guide walked with us across the sand dunes to the great engineering project and up inside it where there were more displays. We could feel the immensity of it, the amazing amount of concrete and steel required and sense the force if the water that needs to be controlled.
Written 10 August 2019
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Conrad
North Holland Province, The Netherlands2 contributions
Family
Fantastic project, a real asset.
It's a very good example of the Dutch way with dealing with water "problem".
Written 25 July 2019
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Séverine B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34 contributions
Family
We were expecting to get to understand how the whole dam system works and have some interactive activities. More like a Nemo type of experience m.
How des appointing.
In the end you are forced to pay the entrance to an out dated theme park with time settings such that you have to choose between the main activities (boat trip or Pilar visit or film). The animal and basins look like they are not in good condition.
Food was expensive and unhealthy.
Perfect tourist trap.
Written 9 July 2019
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Amber B
Rogers, AR92 contributions
Friends
The visit to the Delta Works was much more in-depth than what I was expecting. There is an introductory presentation and video detailing the history and construction of the Delta Works as well as a guided tour out to the surge barrier and through the works.
Written 3 June 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,655 contributions
Couples
We visited the Delta Works Project, not the Water Park, as an excursion with Scenic River Cruises at our port stop in Veere. It was a most interesting 1 1/2 hour guided visit that started with a 20 minute video in the Visitors' Center. The film gave an overview of the project - why it was needed, the construction of the flood gates, and its pros/cons. It prepared us for the museum exhibits in another building, a short walk away, and for our visit to the dam pylons.

The museum exhibits had black and white photos of the 1953 flood damage, maps to show the extent of the flood control system in the surrounding area (dams placed on 3 other rivers inland), and drawings and models of the construction of the dam pylons. Most interesting to see was the construction of the "mattress" for each concrete pylon. This mattress was 2 miles long and started with pounding the sand hard, a layer of gravel, a layer of basalt rock before the concrete foundation for the pylon could be poured with more rocks then dumped around its base. Each display had trilingual information labels; each reinforced the information in the video.

This short museum visit was followed by a climb up stairs for a close- up view of a pylon, the same pylon from which the Queen had declared the project completed in 1986, almost 20 years from the completion of the first pylon. From that pylon, we could see the ship and tower in the North Sea that communicates changing sea conditions to the dam operators. There are 65 of these pylons stretched over a distance of 3 miles in this section, the Eastern Scheldt. The storm barrier blades remain open until they need to be closed against high seas to ensure that the estuaries remain healthy for fauna and flora. Each pylon is about the height of a 13 floor apartment building - 40 meters - plus and extra 6 meter high as a safety precaution. The engineers expect this construction to last 200 years, but maintenance must be done annually at a cost of millions of Euros.

Note that there is a short breezy walk between the VC and the Museum/pylon visit along the sandy shore of the island with glimpses of the Water Park amusement area. The VC has a cafeteria that opens for lunch (sandwiches, hot foods, pastries); WC are free and clean.

I recommend a visit to this attraction if you area at interested in how the Dutch have controlled flooding along the North Sea. I found the explanations were clear, easy to understand; being on one of those pylons with the North Sea swirling below was just terrific.
Written 31 May 2019
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MitziMarmot
Casper, WY1,630 contributions
Couples
It was amazing to see what the Dutch built in order to combat flooding. Be sure to watch the movie in the Visitor Center because it explains what they did and how they built it.
Written 1 May 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Couples
We have visited Neeltje Jans Delta Project site via the arrangement by cruise director. It was really a large project after the flood disaster in 1950. We have seen the movie with detailed explanation at the exhibition venue and visit the site with the project guide informing us of all the details we wanted to know. A meaningful visit recommended.
Written 21 April 2019
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Karen C
Bluffton, SC556 contributions
Couples
After a major flood in the 1950’s, they built this flood protection system to protect the southern end of the Netherlands. It is an engineering marvel especially when you think it was built in the 1950’s. They show a movie which is very dated and poorly presented. The exhibit hall needs an uplift and they have an exhibit which is a re-enactment of what it would be like to live through this flood. The tour to one of the flood gates was very interesting it is a bit of a walk but they take you through a tunnel and outside onto one of the platforms to show how it works. Very interesting. They built a playground around the exhibit area and has a water park. A bit strange but I guess they needed to bring in more revenue.
Written 13 April 2019
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