"An artificial island" Neeltje Jans by hquittner

Neeltje Jans Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 43 photos

There are 2 things on the island

Neeltje Jans is an artificial island created to serve as the work area for building the major storm barrier for the Eastern Scheldt (1986). When it was finished part of it was permitted to be used as an educaational and recreational facility called Waterland. The Delta Works control center dor the dam is also on the island This building is not open to the public.

Where do you go

Waterland has its own parking area (fee) about 1 km from the control center. The Delta Exhibit and a boat trip view of the Delta Works are part of the admission fee to Waterland. There is also an area where one can walk out to the barrier, as well as many activities (mostly for the young or young at heart).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Informative and an outing for children
  • Cons:Weather can spoil your outing
  • In a nutshell:Decide if this is for you if you are detouring here.
  • Last visit to Neeltje Jans: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    A very interesting page you have here. I have found that no matter where you eat, if the mussels are not fresh, stay away as they tend to be very tough ;-)


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