Maeslantkering storm surge barrier

A regular visitor of the water barrier

A regular visitor of the water barrier

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The largest doors in the world

Hoek van Holland - Global warming, rise of the sea, extreme weather, floods. And most of the Netherlands is below sea-level. How do the Dutch protect themselves from the water? Extreme situations require extreme engineering. To protect Rotterdam and the citizens of south-west Netherlands, the Dutch built two enormous doors in the 'Nieuwe Waterweg', the main waterway between the North-Sea and the Port of Rotterdam. These massive doors are called the Maeslantkering.

Extreme high tide

When there is an extreme high tide and the wind blows from the North-Sea, these two vast doors of the Maeslantkering will close to protect the citizens of south-west Netherlands from the sea. The Maeslantkering can stand waves of 5 meters above NAP.

The Maeslantkering

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    Adress and visitor information

    Maeslantkering storm surge barrier

    Address: Maeslantkeringweg 139
    Postal code and City: 3151 ZZ  Hoek van Holland
    Region: Rotterdam
    Province/Region: Zuid-Holland
    Phone: +31 (0)88 797 0630
    Email: info@keringhuis.nl
    Web: keringhuis.nl

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.
    Please check opening times & admission charges before visiting.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.


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