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Zuiderzee Works

We will be in Amsterdam before a river cruise and my husband is very much interested in seeing Oosterscheldekering. Is there a tour guide that can take us there and give us information? We've read about it online, but there's nothing like seeing up close and personal.
We will be staying in Amsterdam and have looked at public transportation but seems that it may take some time to get there. We would be happy to pay for a private tour guide.
Thank you

Posted by
16056 posts

It is a long day from Amsterdam no matter what. Viamichelin says its 2 1/2 hours by car. 3 1/2 hours by train and bus. So renting a car for the day might be a good idea, since public transportation is about 30 EUR per person each way.

Posted by
2828 posts

Instead of paying for a tour guide, rent a car and use it to explore all the structures in the area. If you rent a car from Schiphol airport, it is extremely easy to drive to the numerous structures of the Deltawerken in Zeeland (and you can stop at Kinderdijk as well). With a car, you can also visit some of the dunes and/or sandy beaches in the area, maybe stop at Zierikzee late in the afternoon (park your car in one of the many car lots outside the old city perimeter), and then drive back to Schiphol, return the car.

Renting in Schiphol is easy as it eliminated the need to deal with local traffic within Amsterdam and allow you to return the car late, anytime, and then catch a train back to Amsterdam.

Posted by
2487 posts

With a car you can have a look at a series of Delta Works projects, following the N57 to Middelburg. With a small detour at the start in the Rotterdam region you can fit in the most recent: the Maeslantkering, between Maassluis and Hoek van Holland.
Mix it with coffee, lunch and/ or dinner in one of those historical cities in this corner: Brielle, Zierikzee, Veere, Middelburg.