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  Afsluitdijk - Wikipedia
De Afsluitdijk sluit sinds 1932 het IJsselmeer (de voormalige Zuiderzee) af van de Waddenzee en loopt van Den Oever op het voormalige eiland Wieringen (Noord Holland) naar Zurich (Friesland).
Omdat het voormalige eiland Wieringen in feite een grote keileembult is, die meters boven zeeniveau ligt, begon men voortvarend in de lengterichting van Wieringen, een kaarsrecht tracé voor de spoorlijn af te graven tot op het niveau van de beide afsluitdijken; dat keileem werd gebruikt om de Amsteldiepdijk mee aan te leggen.
Volgens de Minister van Verkeer en Waterstaat Karla Peijs in 2006, is de Afsluitdijk na 75 jaar toe aan een grote opknapbeurt.
nl.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afsluitdijk   (1005 words)

  
 Afsluitdijk Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Afsluitdijk (Closure-dike) is a major dam in the Netherlands, constructed between 1927 and 1933 and running from Den Oever on Wieringen in North Holland to the village of Zurich (mun.
Previous experiences had demonstrated that till (boulder clay), rather than just sand or clay, was the best primary material for a structure like the Afsluitdijk, with the added benefit that till was in plentiful supply in the area; it could be retrieved in large quantities by simply dredging it from the bottom of the Zuiderzee.
It wouldn't be until September 25, 1933, that the Afsluitdijk was officially opened, with a monument marking the spot where the dike had been closed.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/a/af/afsluitdijk.html   (582 words)

  
 Afsluitdijk Op de Afsluitdijk st
De Afsluitdijk is de zware zeedijk tussen Noord-Holland en Friesland die het IJsselmeer van de Waddenzee scheidt.
Verder maakte de Afsluitdijk het inpolderen van een deel van de Zuiderzee een stuk gemakkelijker; in het ontstane IJsselmeer waren geen getijden meer.
Voor de bouw van de Afsluitdijk was veel rijshout (wilgentenen) nodig; hiervan werden zinkstukken voor de onderwaterverdediging gemaakt.
www.luxevakantievilla.nl /omgeving/afsluitdijk.htm   (767 words)

  
 WINDFARM-AFSLUITDIJK
The Afsluitdijk, build in the ´30-ties of last century with a length of 30 kilometre, is the dike between the provinces of Noord-Holland and Fryslân.
In September 2001 the final lay-out with 109 turbines and 278 MW of a near-shore wind farm was chosen by the project-team and October 2001 the go-ahead was given by the government.
On March 11, 2002 the project was rejected by a majority in the Parliament.
home.planet.nl /~windsh/parken/Afsluitdijk.html   (83 words)

  
 Afsluitdijk, Netherlands
Thereafter the government and people of the Netherlands wrestled with the problem of recovering the land drowned by the sea; but it was not until the 19th century that the technological resources for carrying through such a project became available.
The construction of the Afsluitdijk had the effect of reducing the length of dikes in the IJsselmeer area by some 300km/185mi.
At the near (southwestern) end of the Afsluitdijk is a group of sluices, the Stevinsluizen, which control the water level in the IJsselmeer.
www.planetware.com /north-holland/afsluitdijk-nl-nh-afs.htm   (223 words)

  
 Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Afsluitdijk: en Zeedijk tussen Den Oever (Noord-Holland) en Zurich (Friesland), lengte 32,5 km (langste zeedijk* ter wereld).
De Afsluitdijk werd gedicht op 28-5-1932, waarbij de naam Zuiderzee veranderd werd in IJsselmeer.
Afsluitdijk (lit: close off dike): A seadike between Den Oever (North Holland) and Zurich (Friesland), lenght 32.5 km (longest sea dike* in the world).
www.dijkgraaf.org /glossary.php?woord=Afsluitdijk   (305 words)

  
 Afsluitdijk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
De Afsluitdijk is onder andere belangrijk voor de waterhuishouding in Nederland.
De Afsluitdijk is voor het wegverkeer erg belangrijk als verbinding tussen Friesland en Noord-Holland, zeker economisch gezien.
Een viertal draaibruggen zorg ervoor dat het scheepvaartverkeer de Afsluitdijk kan passeren.
www.wieringen.nl /pages/wieringen/kernen/afsluitdijk.shtml   (165 words)

  
 More NL: Me on the Afsluitdijk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Afsluitdijk, NL This is me on the Aflsuitdijk.
Literally, it’s a dike with a highway on it; it cuts straight across the north bit of the Netherlands.
The Afsluitdijk was built in 1982, I believe, as part of an initiative to protect the Netherlands from rising water levels and promote even quicker transport across the country.
penn.typepad.com /photos/more_nl/afsluitdijk_leah.html   (97 words)

  
 Afsluitdijk - Wikitravel
The Afsluitdijk (dutch Enclosing Dike) is a 32 km long dike connecting North Holland to Friesland.
The Afsluitdijk was built in 1930 to close what is now the IJsselmeer from being flooded by the North Sea.
The dike was built as part of a plan to reclaim land in the IJsselmeer; this land became the province of Flevoland.
wikitravel.org /en/Afsluitdijk   (296 words)

  
 Lorentz and the Zuiderzee project
The Afsluitdijk would protect the Zuiderzee area from the flooding that occured regularly.
Hydraulic engineering was mainly an empirical science at that time, but the disturbance of the tidal flow caused by the Afsluitdijk was so unprecedented that the empirical rules could not be trusted.
The Afsluitdijk was completed in 1933 and the predictions of the Lorentz Committee turned out to be remarkably accurate.
www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl /history/zuiderzee/zuiderzee.html   (628 words)

  
 Chantrey's Holland - Photos: Afsluitdijk - Delft
The Afsluitdijk was built in 1927 between the Frisian coast and the former Wieringen Island by creating an artificial island (Breezand) between the two points.
In 1932 the Afsluitdijk had one lane for traffic, one bicycle path and space that was reserved for a railway line.
The volume of traffic gradually increased and the capacity of the dike was no longer adequate, so in 1976 the road was made into a motorway, now known as the A7.
citysnapper.org /chantrey/holland/holland01.htm   (442 words)

  
 Archiprix 1999 | A new strategy for the Afsluitdijk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Fascinated by this landscape I wanted to enhance the Afsluitdijk's present qualities of landscape and function and at the same time effect a spatial and economic interaction between the Northern Netherlands on one side of the dam and the Randstad on the other.
By intensifying the contrast and diversity of the shores the landscape quality of the Afsluitdijk is strengthened, generating a single close-knit shorescape.
By contrast, the emptiness at the dam's eastern termination at Dudok's monument, is retained.
www.archiprix.nl /e/1999/afsluit_e.html   (361 words)

  
 Downwind Of Amsterdam: Afsluitdijk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
So, Afsluitdijk is the sort of word that struck fear in me when I first moved to the Netherlands.
I was pretty far away by that time, but still, the sound was definitely that of automatic, large-caliber rifles (assault weapons to you Americans).
The Afsluitdijk was constructed pretty much by hand, that is, by a lot of guys stooping over and hefting (a Dutch word) big rocks day after day for about 10 years.
www.awfulgood.com /doa-archives/000230.php   (1147 words)

  
 Pictures of January 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In januari zijn we naar de afsluitdijk geweest.
De afsluitdijk scheidt het kunstmatige meer IJsselmeer (zoet water) en de waddenzee (zout water).
The afsluitdijk separates the artificial lake IJsselmeer (sweet water) and the waddenzee (salty water, part of the North Sea).
www.kool-family.net /2004/01/index.html   (129 words)

  
 Nieuwe pagina 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It was on 28th May 1932 that in the presence of Queen Wilhelmina the final gap was closed between the Zuiderzee and the Wadden Sea / North Sea.
He delivered his proposal for the project in 1891, but died in 1929 so did not live to see the completion of the Afsluitdijk.
Already in 1667 Hendrik Stevin, son of Simon, proposed to close the gaps between the Wadden Islands and the main land.
www.afsluitdijk.org /eng.htm   (281 words)

  
 Amsterdam Netherlands Tourism: Afsluitdijk (Enclosing Dike) - SideStep
It's hard to grasp what a monumental work the great barrier that separates the salty Waddenzee from the freshwater IJsselmeer is until you've driven across its 30-km (19-mile) length.
The Afsluitdijk connects the provinces of Noord-Holland and Friesland.
Cornelis Lely came up with the plans in 1891, but construction was delayed for 25 years while he tried to convince the government to allocate funding.
www.sidestep.com /travel-guides/text/europe/the-netherlands/amsterdam?destId=FR43&narrativeId=FR0043020124   (250 words)

  
 nu.nl/algemeen | 'Afsluitdijk moet worden versterkt'
Uit de toetsresultaten van Rijkswaterstaat blijkt dat het laagste punt van de Afsluitdijk bij een extreme storm niet hoog genoeg is. "Er slaat in deze situatie water over de dijk", aldus Rijkswaterstaat.
Om de Afsluitdijk de komende 75 jaar weer aan de gestelde eisen te laten voldoen, zijn ingrijpende en kostbare maatregelen nodig.
Nog dit jaar wordt een planstudie voorbereid om tot een structurele oplossing te komen.
www.nu.nl /news.jsp?n=662173&c=10&rss   (512 words)

  
 Friesland: Afsluitdijk (enclosing dike), Makkum and Hindeloopen
It is renowned for its Eleven City Race: skating on natural ice.
To get there from Amsterdam you cross the ‘Afsluitdijk’ which is the 31 km long dike that connects North-Holland with Friesland.
On the 28th of May 1932, in the presence of Queen Wilhelmina the final gap was closed between the Zuiderzee and the Wadden Sea/North Sea.
www.comforttours.nl /paginas/friesland.html   (270 words)

  
 Five days of war [War over Holland - May 1940: the Dutch struggle]
The German 1st Cavalry Division [later reformed to the 24th Tank Division] had taken the last Dutch defences in front of the Afsluitdijk on the 12th, and now prepared for an assault to try and overtake the formidable series of casemates at the sluice complex.
This was a result of the complaints that the military had filed after the plans for the construction of the Afsluitdijk [30 kilometres length] had been revealed [construction started in 1931].
Fortunately the Germans had cancelled their planned maritime operations [the requisitioning of ships failed as we have seen before] due to lack of ships and the presence of Dutch naval forces.
www.waroverholland.nl /summary_day_4_10.html   (1647 words)

  
 Afsluitdijk - race rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Afsluitdijk is a beautifull time trial for footbikers and 3CV riders in which there is no limit of choice in wheel size to use.
The race is according to the IKSA and NAF rulement.
Note: in the route is a water lock (gate) at the end of the Afsluitdijk (after ca.
www.autoped.nl /eurocup2006/frame-regels-engels.html   (486 words)

  
 Craig Family European Travels - The Netherlands - Windmills and Dikes
The Afsluitdijk or "Barrier Dike" is 30 kilometers long (or 18.5 miles) and 90 meters across (or 100 yards).
The Afsluitdijk links the provinces of North Holland and Friesland and it converted the Zuiderzee into an inland lake, now known as IJsselmeer.
The Zuiderzee was an inland lake until Roman times, but during the early Middle Ages the level of the North Sea rose and gigantic storm tides broke through the land and made the Zuidersee an inlet of the sea.
www2.wizards.net /ccraig/dikes.htm   (528 words)

  
 Afsluitdijk Drive, Netherlands
An excellent highway (A 7) runs northwest from Den Oever in Noord-Holland on the inland side of the Afsluitdijk dike, below the crown.
To the right there are extensive views of the IJsselmeer; the view of the Waddenzee to the left is blocked off by the grass-covered crown of the dike.
Unauthorized duplication in part or whole without prior written consent prohibited by international laws.
www.planetware.com /north-holland/afsluitdijk-drive-nl-nh-afsd.htm   (202 words)

  
 Campagnes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Koop nu 'de Afsluitdijk' en steun de Waddenvereniging!!
Vijfenzeventig jaar na de aanleg in 1932 staat de Afsluitdijk volop in de belangstelling.
De Afsluitdijk en de Deltawerken hebben door het realiseren van nieuwe habitats de natuurwaarde van de Nederlandse kust aanzienlijk verhoogd.
www.waddenvereniging.nl /HTML/Nieuws/kopenafsluitdijk.html   (233 words)

  
 Indirect economic effects of a rail link along the afsluitdijk
This paper introduces three different models to estimate the impacts of new infrastructure on labour supply and demand, and carefully explains how the interaction between the models and their outcomes should be handled.
This benchmark it is then used to derive a qualitative assessment for different trajectories and slower type of new rail infrastructure all using the Afsluitdijk.
Finally, this paper discusses the remarkable differences in the quantitative outcomes with a comparable Maglev proposal that does not use the Afsluitdijk but runs through the polders of the former Zuiderzee.
som.eldoc.ub.rug.nl /reports/themeC/2002/02C14   (193 words)

  
 The Afsluitdijk
Now the Afsluitdijk forms a definite line to separate the seas and the definite line with the wind at your back forms a sort of sling.
But either side of the Afsluitdijk are the barriors of realities.
Time is motion in space but when you fly inbetween you can live out a lifetime in a momentary dream of shooting the dijk with the Duck on one wing.
www.aliceandrew.de /roadportfolio/afsluitdijk.htm   (673 words)

  
 Afsluitdijk — brownglasses.com — Photographs by Rachel James
Afsluitdijk — brownglasses.com — Photographs by Rachel James
The Afsluitdijk is a 32 km dijk that blocks the North Sea from the IJsselmeer and connects North-Holland (where we live) to Friesland (where I've always wanted to go).
There will be more images from our road trip over the next few days.
www.brownglasses.com /23082003   (51 words)

  
 Planet - Doornbos met 326 km/u over Afsluitdijk
Het doorgaans rustige Den Oever werd om half elf opgeschrikt door het geluid van een voorbijrazende Formule 1-bolide.
Op dat moment sjeesde Robert Doornbos namelijk op volle snelheid over de - speciaal voor deze actie afgezette - A7 in de richting van het monument op de Afsluitdijk.
Natuurlijk was ik al wel eens vaker met een personenauto over de Afsluitdijk gereden, maar dit is een veel spannender ervaring", aldus een uitgelaten Doornbos na zijn rit.
www.planet.nl /planet/show/id=69156/contentid=747104/sc=c6a8b9   (170 words)

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