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Not just a road

The Afsluitdijk has a rich history. Salt water north of it and fresh water south of it. On both... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
WorldTravelOne
,
Breukelen Ut
via mobile
32 Km bridge

Well its a dyke really, and also a dam but it carries you across the water with splendid views. You... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lavarcham
,
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Den Oever, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Afsluitdijk has a rich history. Salt water north of it and fresh water south of it. On both ends you can visit centers to inform you on the history of the Afsluitdijk and engineer Lely.

Thank WorldTravelOne
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well its a dyke really, and also a dam but it carries you across the water with splendid views. You can stop part way along to climb a small tower for even better views.

Thank Lavarcham
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Afsluitdijk is an impressive piece of water management and engineering. 32km ish long, and it certainly is a great sight and experience to drive on.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a 35 km road that cuts through two bodies of water -- the Wadden Sea and the Ijsselmeer. It was officially opened in 1933. Today it offers you a spectacular view of the sea (especially from the observation tower) and it feels good...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

De whole 32km of Afsluitdijk (Closing Dyke) is a monument. Not only its history but all you see too. Responsible for creatief a sea (the former Zuyder Sea) back into a lake (Lake IJssel) again. Hiking the Afsluitdijk is an experience. It is part of...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

It was really exciting for me to visit this dam: it is the road connection to arrive from Amsterdam area to Friesland, it is 32 km long and it's part of A7 highway. Half hour stop at the first parking area coming from Amsterdam (from...More

1  Thank Gioacchino C
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We were driving from Edam to Giethoorn and it was only about five minutes longer for us to go by way of the Afsluitdijk than via Amsterdam. Heavy traffic or a unique driving experience ... this was a no-brainer! Was really neat to see first...More

Thank WineTraveller
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Impressive great wall of the Netherlands. It is free to drive through. If you don't have enough time, drive at least to the first rest area which includes an observation tower.

Thank S7EVK0
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Afsluidijk is a mega construction ( 32km long) causeway that the Netherlands should be proud of. It's very interesting to see that one side is a sea and the other side is a lake. Visiting the monument will give you more information of afsluitdijk. Never...More

Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I've crossed the 'Afsluitdijk' on a bike tour through the Netherlands. If there is on thing the Dutch people are good at, it's infrastructure. They have excellent roads, dams, dykes, etc and the Afsluitdijk is no exception.

Thank nathan d
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Response from Gioacchino C | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The bridge is for free, you don't have to pay. For what concern pictures you can stop at the first parking place driving from south (Monument): there you can walk, read the history of the dam and touch the see. Going... More
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