Press & Media

Thank you for your interest in the Afsluitdijk.

Interview requests

We are happy tot answer all your questions. Questions or comments about the strengthening of the Afsluitdijk or increasing the drain capacity you can directly point to the Rijkswaterstaat. Questions or comments about the regional ambitions, you can turn to De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk. Our contacts for press you find below:

De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk
Marjan Terpstra
: +3162050613

Margo van Staveren
Phone: +31614151475


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General information 

The national government (Rijkswaterstaat) and the regional government institutions (De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk) want to reinforce the Afsluitdijk and make it more appealing.  Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for strengthening the safety of the dam and increasing the discharge capacity. De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk wants the Afsluitdijk to become an example of sustainable innovation in the field of Energy & Water, Nature & Water and Economy & Water. Together these sustainable developments will contribute to the socioeconomic strengthening of the regions on both sides of the Afsluitdijk.



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