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Address: Den Oever, The Netherlands
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Brilliant piece of engineering especially when you consider it was built before WWII

Only did the west end to the middle and turned around there ,stopped at the monument cafe good food and loads of info on its construction Really cheap fuel on the west end... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I expected more from the drive, after all it is an engineering wonder if not miracle (That s why I give 3 and not 2 stars) But the driving is not interesting since you see only one side and not both sides together. The stop at the monument is also not very impressive, there is just one sign with some... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Only did the west end to the middle and turned around there ,stopped at the monument cafe good food and loads of info on its construction Really cheap fuel on the west end petrol station as well

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

It's not a road that brings you from a to b. It a top design from Dutch engineering. In a few years they will start with big adjustments. Unfortunately they are not adding a railway to it. That should have been a huge opportunity.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

Well worth the trip to experience and make sure to stop at the café for a nice snack and very good coffee!

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Thank Todd A
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Driving through this manmade dike is a celebration of what engineering can achieve. It is a must for anyone passing through the netherlands.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

This place is essentially a long dike closing part of the former North Sea and transforming it into a lake. It is drivable and separate the North Sea from the Zuidersee. It is free to drive and there is a stop midway where one can stop, take pictures and even enjoy a small restaurant. This is certainly not an exceptional... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We wanted to go there because we knew that was the biggest dike in Netherlands. You can go there by bus (we take a bus in Alkmaar), and there is a bus stop in the middle of the dike, right in the monument. There, you can learn a bit about the story of the construction, and take a coffee or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

you have to do it , drink coffee at the monument and see both sites of the dike, sweet and salt water

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Just imaging you standing in the middle of a road like a bridge but the level of water on both side if totally different. One is high and one is low. And you start to know that is a North Sea. The most amazing thing is that, it was built in 1930s. A must place to visit.

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Warwickshire, U.K.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

A road bridge ~20 Km's long dividing the North Sea from the IJsselmeer with ample pull-ins, a spectator tower, picnic facilities and all totally free of charge. We could learn a lot from our Dutch Cousins. Wonderful structure that helps keep a large portion of Holland dry. What a feat of engineering, who said that nothing can be done about... More 

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