The Delta Works are a series of constructions built between 1950 and 1997 in the southwest of the Netherlands to protect a large area of land around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta from the sea. The works consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, and storm surge barriers. The aim of the dams, sluices, and storm surge barriers was to shorten the Dutch coastline, thus reducing the number of dikes that had to be raised. Along with the Zuiderzee Works, they have been declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. We'll be passing along two spectacular constructions: Oosterschelde storm surge barrier & Zeelandbridge. START: station Middelburg FINISH: station Goes Approximate route:
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Update (15-jul) * Train timings and intermediate stations from Amsterdam Centraal to Middelburg: 09:29 Amsterdam Centraal, platform 13a 09:43 Schiphol, platform 5-6 10:16 Den Haag HS 10:33 Rotterdam Centraal 11:58 Middelburg * Return ticket cost from Amsterdam € 43,60 (with reduction card : € 26,20) + € 6 for the bike * I'll be boarding the train at Schiphol, since I am starting from Amstelveen. Choose your closest station and note the train time. * Any volunteers for coordinating the group from Amsterdam Centraal? Please share your contact no. I'll try to reach you after boarding at Schiphol. Or you can also wave at me ;-) * If you are driving, meet us in front of the Middelburg station at 12:00. Note that the fish point is different. So you'll have to figure out how to come back to your car. * Weather seems to be pretty good on Sat. Don't forget to wear light. Bring your goggles and a cap. * Better bring your own bike. Not sure about rentals; moreover the start & finish points are different. * Bikes: City bikes in reasonably good conditions (that can do 25KM/hr) should be sufficient. * Dont forget bike repair kit, sandwiches, drinks, etc * Your camera !! * The plan is to reach Goes around 18:00 and board the next available train to Ams. * You can reach me on:
See you all on Sat!