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Deltawerken Oosterschelde

Haamstede - Middelburg, Burgh-Haamstede, The Netherlands
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Sun City West, Arizona
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472 reviews 472 reviews
170 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was hesitant to do this optional tour from our river cruise company, but it was really interesting - even if you are not an engineer. Dated but informative movie in the beginning, then we had a good guide take us through the whole operation.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a great way to spend the day in Zeeland with kids. Albeit, a little more expensive than I like, but okay for a full day. We played in a water park, went on a boat ride, watched a seal show, learned about the storm of 1953 and the way the deltaworks were built. We even walked through and... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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108 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

About 25 of us on this optional tour experienced the Delta Works from the top and from underneath. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spent a great deal of time at each exhibit under the Works. We could then walk on top and see the power of the water passing through. There is a lot of walking on the tour,... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A at once in a lifetime must-see experience. Impressive, Grand & totally different!! How human engineering is coping with an attempt to conquer the forces of the sea...

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Aalst, Belgium
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20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

By car you will not see much. You will have to pay entry fees en high parking prices to visit the works. Nice to see when you are nearby but really not worth it if you need to come from far. Better to see this on pictures.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you have the chance to rent a car or motorbike than this should be on your list to visit when you are staying in the Netherlands. The Deltaworks of which the Oosterscheldekering is one is one of the great pieces of engineering the Netherlands has to offer. It's a very nice area to drive through (especially by motor). You... More 

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181 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This amazing storm surge barrier protects the low lying province of Zeeland from being flooded from the North Sea such as tragically happened in the 1950's. Once the raging water gets to a 3 metre high great gates can be shut to protect the region. Tours of the project are available and after an introduction and video in the information... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

In the 1950's, the Netherlands suffered a horrendous flood at the culmination of a spring tide and an unusually powerful North Sea storm. The property damage and human cost was terrible - it would make New Orlean's trouble with Hurricane Katrina look childish in comparison. As a result, the government instigated the Delta Works project - a massive 40-year plan... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The best way to see the Deltaworks is to take a car and drive the semi-highway along the coast between Rotterdam and Vrouwenpolder. You will cross several dams, scenic farmland scenery and lake-side villages. Especially the spot at Neeltje Jans (free parking at the sea-side) is good to stop, as you can walk very near to the dams, and it... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

One of the engineering wonders of the modern world, this massive storm surge barrier protects the low lying lands of Zealand against flooding from the North Sea. Commissioned in 1986. The area includes water park which is in run down condition; an information center and restaurant; both maintained well. Shows a movie on the construction of the barrier. The museum... More 

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