Sail along the Afsluitdijk
A big part of our country is below sea level. Since 1932, the Afsluitdijk has protected large parts of the Netherlands against flooding from the sea. At this moment, the Afsluitdijk is due for renewal. It does not meet legal water safety standards. Also, the climate is changing. As a result, the sea level is rising and extreme weather events will be more frequent. Under these changing circumstances, The Afsluitdijk must continue to protect us against flooding. That is why the Bouwconsortium Levvel (BAM, Van Oord and Rebel) is working on the construction reinforcement of the Afsluitdijk on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat.
Curious to see what’s happening?
Boat trips are (almost) every week. The trip starts in Den Oever and will take you along the work on the Afsluitdijk. A guide will tell you what is happening during a 2.5-hour tour. A unique experience!
Make a reservation
Would you like to see the work on the Afsluitdijk? Then quickly make a reservation below. The boat trips are free and suitable for almost all ages (less suitable for very young children and people with walking difficulties). Unfortunately the boats are not wheelchair accessible.
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