Full day private tour to the Delta Works in Zeeland, car-walk, 200+miles
After the terrible flooding of the South-West of our country following a big storm and the breaking of the dikes in 1953, hydaulic engineers worked for 25 years to prevent such a thing in the future.
They built 13 dams and barriers of which some are movable.
We will visit one of these magnificent structures, the Storm Surge Barrier Oosterscheldekering in Zeeland with its 62 doors that can be closed when a big storm hits our coast.
On the way there we wil visit the floodmuseum near Zierikzee which tells the story of the flooding and is built in the caissons that closed the last gap in the dikes.
This tour involves a lot of driving ( 200+ miles) and there can be traffic jams on weekdays.
So I prefer to do this only on weekends and public holidays !!
If you have any special interests in Zeeland, we can work it out and change the itinerary to your liking.
Amsterdam - Ouwerkerk - Oosterscheldekering Neeltje Jans - Amsterdam
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Anywhere in Amsterdam
End location: Anywhere in Amsterdam
Duration: 9 hours
Lots of traffic can be of influence to the total time.
I prefer to do this tour on Sundays and public holidays!!
No long walking tours.
No evening tours.
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This day-long tour of the history of flooding and impressive modern Dutch waterworks was outstanding in every way. Rene, our guide, was well informed and articulate about water - but also broader themes of Dutch culture, economics and history, making the most of what would otherwise have been a longish ride from Amsterdam to the far south. Strongly recommended, despite the high cost.