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The Afsluitdijk (English: Enclosure Dam) is a major causeway in the Netherlands. It is damming off the Waddenzee, a salt water inlet of the North Sea, from the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer.

It was constructed between 1927 and 1933 and runs over a length of 32 kilometres (20 miles) and a width of 90 m, at an initial height of 7.25 m above sea-level.

The Afsluitdijk is a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee Works, a manmade system of dams, land reclamation and water drainage works, the largest hydraulic engineering project undertaken by the Netherlands during the twentieth century. Its main purposes are to improve flood protection and create additional land for agriculture.

Beside the dam itself is also the necessary construction of two complexes of shipping locks and discharge sluices at both ends of the dike. The complex at Den Oever includes the Stevin lock and 3 series of 5 sluices for discharging the IJsselmeer into the Wadden Sea. The other complex at Kornwerderzand is composed of the Lorentz locks and 2 series of 5 sluices. In total there are 25 discharge sluices. It is necessary to routinely discharge water from the lake since it is continually fed by rivers and stream and polders draining their water into the IJsselmeer.

The Afsluitdijk was Holland's first 130 kph road (1st of March 2011).

March 9, 2014

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Roy Ogunsiji
I’m from the UK, in the summer of 1969 I was hitch hiking to Sweden and I decided to walk across the Afsluitdijk enclosure dam.
I walked along the ocean side which is covered in grass and camped half way along, I clearly remember watching the sun set into the sea from my sleeping bag, in the morning I was joined by two sea birds that followed me almost to the end of the dam.
The good old days.
Death Sole
Q: So if you fished there ,
you could therefore if you wanted catch freshwater fish and if you wanted , you could just walk to the other side and just catch salt water fish?
Blode Kont
Je vergeet de camping op de dijk..het Kazemattenmuseum..de Eerste plek waar Hitler's Blitzkrieg tot een halt werd geroepen, waar de eerste Nederlander sneuvelde in mei 1940 door een Duits gevechtsvliegtuig..
Blode Kont
THE NETHERLANDS ISN'T HOLLAND...HOLLAND IS BUT A SMALL PART OF THE NETHERLANDS !!!!!!
Aliaksandr Anikovich
nice view. like
Chris Voisine
Super vidéo , Merçi Monsieur .
a k
The name of the enclosure dam sounds like someone just randomly pressed a bunch of letters on the keyboard lol. Awesome view
Ow Jezus wat een gezeik ook weer
Im dutch 😄🇳🇱

Dit zijn onze dijken die ons beschermen samen met de Deltawerken zoek maar op

If you want to No What that means use Google translate becous my english is not flowing 😉👍
Annah Khomotso Rantla
Amazing construction
Tushar Joshi
That's amazing construction
Vinny TV Adventures
Flat__________________________________Earth ... Wonderful piece of evidence
Koen Schaareman
:)
Sükür Ömer
Sehr schön
tmhood
Great video! I've always wanted to see the Afsluitdijk. It's an extraordinary achievement, I can't understand why it isn't more famous. Beautiful, too.
Terry Clark
I rode my bicycle over this amazing dam, and it took more than an hour and a half. While pedaling across it struck me that every metre of that dam involved countless hours of backbreaking work shifting sand and clay and laying protection stones. It's truly a visionary project, I wonder how many nay-sayers Cornelis Lely had to battle with who would claim that it could never be done, that it would fail, destroy all marine life, change the tides or whatever. It was really a daring thing to take on with the technology of the day and it stands as one of the worlds greatest engineering triumphs.
Blode Kont
It was the first place where Hitler's Blitzkrieg came to a halt..The Germns where stopped here,for 4 days..After the bombing of Rotterdam the dutch surrenured..
raffaele prisco
Grazie per la condivisione
smiles12331
:)))
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