Afsluitdijk Wadden Center

The Afsluitdijk

The Afsluitdijk is a dike connecting North Holland and Friesland. The dike separates the IJsselmeer with the Wadden Sea. Part of the Afsluitdijk’s purpose is to protect the Netherlands from floods and thus serves as a flood barrier. The dyke was conceived in 1891 by Cornelis Lely and was not realised until 1920. May 1932, the last closure hole ‘De Vlieter’ was closed and the Afsluitdijk became a reality.

Afsluitdijk Wadden Center

The Afsluitdijk Wadden Center is definitely worth a visit. Among other things, this centre tells the story of the origins, the goals and the fish migration river. This is also an educational outing for younger visitors. Also, this is also the starting point for several excursions. During the visit, you can order coffee, tea and lunch in the Skom restaurant. This restaurant offers a nice view of the IJsselmeer. Tip: combine the visit with a visit to the Kazemattenmuseum.


Afsluitdijk 1c
8752 TP Kornwerderzand
+31 (0)517-723026