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Impressive

I've crossed the 'Afsluitdijk' on a bike tour through the Netherlands. If there is on thing the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
nathan d
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 19 July 2017
Sue S
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Oudkarspel, The Netherlands
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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.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

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

1  Thank wardtmar
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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
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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
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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

4  Thank ElDudinero
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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
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Reviewed 28 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
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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

1  Thank Marissa L
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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

3  Thank Berichthier214
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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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