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HOLLAND: Afsluitdijk / Enclosure Dam [HD]

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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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Blode Kont (7 days ago)
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 (7 days ago)
THE NETHERLANDS ISN'T HOLLAND...HOLLAND IS BUT A SMALL PART OF THE NETHERLANDS !!!!!!
Je hebt helemaal gelijk! Echter bewust gebruikt omdat 'Holland' een beter begrip is voor buitenlanders. Het Nederlands Bureau voor Toerisme en Congressen (NBTC) gebruikt de naam 'Holland' als officiële merknaam om toerisme naar Nederland internationaal te promoten. En wat dacht je van de televisieprogramma's Heel Holland Bakt, Ik hou van Holland, Holland's Got Talent en The Voice of Holland? Hier is een leuk (engelstalig) filmpje over dit onderwerp: https://youtu.be/eE_IUPInEuc
Aliaksandr Anikovich (2 months ago)
nice view. like
Chris Voisine (2 months ago)
Super vidéo , Merçi Monsieur .
a k (3 months ago)
The name of the enclosure dam sounds like someone just randomly pressed a bunch of letters on the keyboard lol. Awesome view
Jaikbenblank (4 months ago)
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 😉👍
AltijdGamerVids (3 months ago)
El jazy *know
Annah Khomotso Rantla (6 months ago)
Amazing construction
Tushar Joshi (7 months ago)
That's amazing construction
Vinny TV Adventures (1 year ago)
Flat__________________________________Earth ... Wonderful piece of evidence <3
Koen Schaareman (1 year ago)
:)
Sükür Ömer (2 years ago)
Sehr schön
tmhood (2 years ago)
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 (2 years ago)
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.
Smug Tomato (2 months ago)
I'm sure glad it's there to protect me from drowning though.
Saartje05 (5 months ago)
It's a choice that had to be made. Saving the country or your grandfather catching fish. Hmmmmm wow, difficult choice.
Johan Sterk (8 months ago)
It destroyed the whole fishing industry along the Zuiderzee. My grandfather worked on it as a machinist of a tugboat.
redpastawench (2 years ago)
Many... It took 36 years after his first design before building started. He must be one of the few engineers to have a town named after him (Lelystad).
Blode Kont (2 years ago)
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..
Danny stroo (1 year ago)
Nee hoor, op wel meer plekken... mede door dijken te breken en polders onder te lopen maar na Rotterdam gaven we het op vanwege de andere steden..
raffaele prisco (2 years ago)
Grazie per la condivisione
smiles12331 (2 years ago)
:)))

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