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Deltawerken Oosterschelde

Haamstede - Middelburg, Burgh-Haamstede, The Netherlands
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
130 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Way over my head technicaly but amazing to see. After the floods of 1953, 40 years of planning, led to a complex plan for the damming of 4 major estuaries, and the coordinaton of an extensive network of locks, channels, bridges and gates. The storm surge barrier, comprised of two huge doors which close off the watr way in timesof... More

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Long Beach, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a massive storm surge barrier which protects the are from devastating floods while allowing the tides to ebb and flow between the North Sea and the rivers flowing into it. There was a flood in 1953 which destroyed much of this area and killed many people. The government began building this system immediately and completed it by 1961.... More

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Tokyo, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Deltaworks was a great exhibition, though it's a bit far from downtown. It's really interesting, especially for those who interested in hydraulic and so on. I went there when i stayed in Delft. It took about two hours from Delft by train (and then by Bus to Neeltje Jans). Besides the flood barrier itself, there were half hours boat... More

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