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“Neeltje Jans, now a disappointment” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Deltapark Neeltje Jans
Goldau, Switzerland
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277 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
“Neeltje Jans, now a disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

After many years we went back to Neeltje Jans which used to be the most informative place about the Dutch Delta Plan.
There is still a lot to see about the construction of the many dams and sluices of Zealand, but unfortunately it is becoming an amusement park with animal shows. In my opinion it is no more worth the entrance fee for those who come for the technical part of it (which was the beginning of this attraction).
In the entrance fee there is a boat roundtrip included. In earlier times you could see seals on the sand banks on the tour. The boat does no more pass there.

Visited May 2012
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754 reviews
452 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
“An Engineering Marvel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

One of the modern wonders of the world, the Deltaworks.

As to the park it is also a must see. For children and adults a nice and educational theme park. One can also experience other attractions.

I like very much the boat ride viewing the marvelous infrastructure.

Visited August 2011
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Prague, Czech Republic
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202 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“It's a trap!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Empire State building, Golden Gate bridge, Eiffel Tower... all these are man made marvels. Delta Works (also called Delta Werken) is everything but marvelous. From an engineering point of view, the idea of it is surely stunning. Yet, when you come to see it, it just doesn't take your breath away. Actually, it can. The moment I stepped out of the car, I couldn't believe that was it and tried to convince myself I haven't just lost 2 hours of my life for nothing. I was speechless, yet cursing in my mind. Driving all the way from Rotterdam (almost 2 hours one way) was insane. This is "the very situation" when one should say "sometimes the journey is better than the destination". Biggest experience was us 3 tall guys squeezed in a microbe of a car, pumpkin orange Fiat 500 for almost 4 hours to see.... not much.

Visited November 2011
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Ichtegem, Belgium
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400 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“nice and learnfull, but expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

nice and learnfull experience but a bit expensive. 36 euros entry fee for 2 people is a lot. Food is also expensive and of average quality. Things that are broken or damaged on the property don't get fixed again. It shows a bit of a lost glory. Boat trip is nice. In march a lot is closed so we couldn't do or see the whole attraction but paid the full price. They didn't say on the website that a lot is closed till the first of april...

Visited March 2012
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Mackay, Australia
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

If you love engineering marvels you will love this, the dutch have managed to control the zee.

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