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An amazing size of engineering

The enormity of the design is what first struck me. The height and the length. Very impressive... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Impressive, expensive structure

Part of the flood defences of The Netherlands. Not sure how it cost so much, but very impressive... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
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Maeslantkeringweg 139, 3151 ZZ Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The enormity of the design is what first struck me. The height and the length. Very impressive. Unfortunately we couldn’t go in due to an emergency vet hospital established to clean swans affected by a spillage from a tanker a few days earlier, which was...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Part of the flood defences of The Netherlands. Not sure how it cost so much, but very impressive all the same

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

With the rise of the oceans being an actual theme, its worth learning about the Dutch Delta Works and how to protect a country from floodings. I found this Maeslantkering the most interesting part that can be visited. Make sure to book the English tour...More

Thank indegloria
Reviewed 16 October 2017

As an engineer, I can say that the place is very nice and worth a visit, the problem was the people working there. I booked online a tour for 4 adults and 2 kids in dutch, but knowing that there would be "an app" in...More

2  Thank Aina F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This small museum is an excellent place to learn about how the Dutch are the world masters at water defence. Located next to the Maeskering, these are huge gates that close the main Rotterdam shipping canal, the Nieuwe Waterweg (new waterway) whenever severe floods are...More

Thank empathology
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Not an easy place to get to as another reviewer mentioned, but well worth the visit. In our group of 6, we had an aspiring engineer heading off to college in a few weeks and 2 New Orleanians that went through Katrina so the Delta...More

Thank dandb10
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Off the beaten track but very interesting to learn more about water management in the Netherlands and to see the scale of the moveable dam at this location. Great for anyone interested in engineering and science. So glad we went and the guide was very...More

Thank mnptrip
Reviewed 9 July 2017

As an Engineer, I really wanted to experience Dutch Flood control engineering and was determined to see the Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier in Hoek van Holland. I had booked a 2 pm tour. This gate is part of the intricate Delta Works that protect the...More

2  Thank Alicia V
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Hearing about how the Dutch have dealt with their water issues is totally fascinating. The creativity of the design to close off the entrance to the Rotterdam harbour only when a storm is threatening was stunning. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Fantastic visit.

Thank Canuck6616
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

You can pick the car up onto the highest hill and see the entire view from a mountain which is extraordinary. Great piece of engineering by the Dutch yet again the views are breathtaking specially in the nice weather today with small children however it...More

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A4 to Den Haag A13 to Rotterdam A20 to Hoek van Holland Maeslantkering is signposted in Hoek van Holland