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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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