Netherlands, wetlands below sealevel, dunes and dikes
You will make a tour around the "Kop of Noord-Holland" and you will visit the polders Beemster and Schermer, the whale fishers village De Rijp, ride the dike from Hoorn to Enkhuizen, look at the 30 km dike in Den Oever that separates North Sea and South Sea, stand on the sea dike in Den Helder, climb the new dunes in Petten, walk over the boulevard in Egmond along the beach and finaly take a look at de hugh lock chambers in the Noordzeekanaal near IJmuiden.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands
We will show you the water levels in the North Sea and the IJsselmeer (the former South Sea) at places where you can compare it with the water level in the several polders. You will learn how these polders were drained with the help of windmills and later steam engines.Even now the windmills are still pumping water from low to high water levels. You will also visit the sea dike in Petten. Over 5,5 km there were no dunes, but the dike is too weak when the sea level is rising in the future because of the melting pole caps. Therefor It had to be strengthend with 20 million cubic metres sand for new dunes. You will experience our everlasting battle against the water. And our answers on this main problem.
The tour starts at 9 AM. During the day we stop for a coffee break, a lunch and a drink with a snack in the afternoon. You will be treated on typical Dutch snacks like stroopwafel, bitterbal and haring with onions. Return at 5 PM. The meeting point is at railway station Zaanse Schans.
Duration: 8 hours
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 6 To 8 Hours
Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, 1541 LK Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.