On this day: The Afsluitdijk Opened

Wednesday, 28th May 2014 by

On May 28, 1932, the (unpronounceable for those of us outside the Netherlands) Afsluitdijk opened. This 32km (20mile) dike is part of a larger flood-protection scheme. Near the mid point is a monument and viewing tower. On the inland side of the dike, the former salt water inlet of Zuiderzee is now a fresh water lake.