Cycling along the Delta Works: Grevelingendam and Philipsdam

Cycling in Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 160665

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4330 44
72.1 km
04:14 h
1271 kcal
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Description

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


On the road over 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 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. Before the construction of the Delta Works, the Grevelingenmeer was an inlet of the North Sea. Today this is the largest saltwater lake in Western Europe. A little further on you cycle over 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
Then you cycle further along the edge of the Oosterschelde. Visit the 1953 Floods Museum to learn more about the Delta Works and the flood disaster in Zeeland.

The Eastern mill
The tour takes you further to the Oosterlandse windmill. This mill in Oosterland was built in 1752 as a replacement for a post mill. The ground sailor is equipped with two pairs of grindstones. The mill has been put into operation by a volunteer miller since it was closed 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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Directions

# Description Distance
64
64 (4307AB, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
De Oosterlandse Molen (Steengrachtstraat, 4307AK, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, Nederland) 0.46 km
63
63 (Rijksweg, 4307CJ, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, Nederland) 0.88 km
68
68 (Lageweg, 4308AM, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, Nederland) 4.81 km
67
67 (Parallelweg, 4311ND, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, Nederland) 10.03 km
Deltawerk Grevelingendam (Strandweg, 4311 NN, Bruinisse, Zeeland, Nederland) 12.02 km

Place name directory

  • Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland
  • Bruinisse, Zeeland
  • Tholen, Zeeland
  • Ouwerkerk, Zeeland
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