This was a very interesting and rewarding visit. We enjoyed every minute of it. The newly opened visitors centre is superb and very entertaining. They firstly introduce the Pumping station through a short 3D film and then you can walk around the centre, learning more about the water management in the Netherlands. Even though most inscriptions are in Dutch, you receive a leaflet with their translation to English.
The visit itself was even more interesting. The two of us had our own tour guide, a very nice gentleman who knew everything about the mechanics and working of the pumping station. Sadly, neither of us were from a technical background so we could not indulge him with further questions of technical nature. However we received all information we could and it was very informative. There was another group of two having a tour in Dutch. Even though our tour guide apologized for his English, it was actually very good and we had no problems understanding him at all. We were glad to come on such a gloomy and rainy day as we had the pumping station all to ourselves.
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