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Perfect for hiking and part of the Frisia Coast Trail

De whole 32km of Afsluitdijk (Closing Dyke) is a monument. Not only its history but all you see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The Hague, The Netherlands
via mobile

It was really exciting for me to visit this dam: it is the road connection to arrive from Amsterdam... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Gioacchino C
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“both sides” (5 reviews)
“noord holland” (3 reviews)
“take pictures” (2 reviews)
Den Oever, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank hansfaber
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

Thank Gioacchino C
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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