3 oktober 2016

At the Afsluitdijk monument

 On our way to Den Helder, from where the ferry departs to the island of Texel, we stopped for coffee at the Afsluitdijk. The Afsluitdijk (lit: 'Closure Dike') is a major causeway running between the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, with a length of 32 km (20 mi). The dike protects the mainland from the North Sea and is a fundamental part of the Zuiderzee Works.
On the spot where the dike was closed in 1932 is a monument in the form of a view tower. Next to it is a small restaurant.

This is the view from the tower, with the IJssel Lake on the left and the Wadden Sea on the right. A footbridge connects the parking spots on both sides of the dike. It was a Friday morning and as you can see there was not much traffic at that moment!

10 opmerkingen:

  1. The view from the upper deck is awesome. The causeway appears to go on for ever.

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  2. The causeway is a magnificent feat of engineering, though the viewing tower seems a bit unnecessary - you can see for miles from ground level anyway!

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  3. Mooi staaltje dijkenbouw in Nederland. Prachtige uitzicht naar een eindeloze verte.

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  4. That's quite a view Marleen, brilliant idea to build the viewing tower here.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this. I've never seen anything like it. Nice to have such a beautiful view and a coffee shop. I'm impressed at how long this "Closure Dike" is!

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  6. Wonderful photos! The dikes in the Netherlands have always impressed me.

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  7. A great tower, which has some fantastic view. Really a fantastic road by both sides of the ocean.

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  8. Interesting structure. Looks like you got some great views!

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  9. Great view from up top. My father would know this spot.

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