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Address: Haamstede - Middelburg, Burgh-Haamstede, The Netherlands
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Everytime I cross this Delta Works, I always ask my self " How did they do it, stopping the wild water of the North Sea and making this construction?". Well, it's worth seeing if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Amsterdam
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368 reviews 368 reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Everytime I cross this Delta Works, I always ask my self " How did they do it, stopping the wild water of the North Sea and making this construction?". Well, it's worth seeing if you like engineering. You don't need to pay the entrance if you only want to see the dam. Take the opposite direction of the Deltapark. Free... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Oosterschelde Dam by car is a unique experience. There are parking lots to take a look on the North Sea beach areas. Many travellers during summer time, it's the place where Dutch vacationers go to. Vast landscape. Weather conditions can be harsh sometimes.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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79 helpful votes 79 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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Australia
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190 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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