Afsluitdijk

Local nameAfsluitdijk
LocationNederland, Netherlands

The Afsluitdijk is a major dam and causeway in the Netherlands. It was constructed between 1927 and 1932 and runs from Den Oever in North Holland province to the village of Zurich in Friesland province, over a length of 32 kilometres and a width of 90 metres, at an initial height of 7.25 metres above sea level.

The Afsluitdijk is a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee Works, damming off the Zuiderzee, a salt water inlet of the North Sea, and turning it into the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer. The dam serves as a sea barrier to protect the inland against flooding.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afsluitdijk

Official website http://www.afsluitdijk.org/

Address 3A Afsluitdijk, 8766TS, Netherlands

Coordinates 53°1'5.775" N 5°12'16.191" E

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