Cycling along the Delta Works: Grevelingendam and Philipsdam

Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 160665

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52.2 km
03:04 h
920 kcal
4 m


Zeeland is known for the imposing Delta Works that were built here to protect the land against the water. This route takes you past two dams that are part of these structures.

On the road across the Delta Works
The starting point of this route is in Oosterland. From here you set course for the Grevelingenmeer and the Grevelingendam delta work. Along the way you can enjoy the vastness of the landscape. On the dam you can settle down at Restaurant PUURR by Rich to enjoy a snack and a drink by the water. The Grevelingenmeer was an estuary of the North Sea before the construction of the Delta Works. Today it is the largest saltwater lake in Western Europe. A little further on you cycle across the Deltawerk Philipsdam. This dam was constructed between 1976 and 1987 to close off the Krammer and Volkerak waters from the Oosterschelde.

Museum Flood 1953
You then continue cycling along the edge of the Oosterschelde. Visit the Watersnood 1953 Museum to learn more about the Delta Works and the flood disaster in Zeeland.

The Oriental Mill
The tour takes you further to the Oosterlandse mill. This mill in Oosterland was built in 1752 as a replacement for a standard mill. The ground sailer is equipped with two pairs of grinding stones. The mill has been operated by a volunteer miller since its dissolution as a business. That miller died in early December 2013. As soon as a new volunteer has been found, the mill will start running again.
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Height Profile


# Description Distance
64 (4307AB, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
De Oosterlandse Molen (4307AK, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.46 km
63 (4307CJ, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.93 km
68 (4308AM, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 4.85 km
67 (4311ND, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 10.07 km
Deltawerk Grevelingendam (4311 NN, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 12.07 km

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