On the 19th of May, IxESN Wageningen host its last excursion of the academic year. We're going to the South of the Netherlands: Zeeland!
Price members: = €39.-
Price non-members = €44.-
IMPORTANT: Subscriptions close on the 14th of May, 15:00!
Included in the price:
- Bus ride from Wageningen to Zeeland and return
- Guided tour at Neeltje Jans (Delta Works Park) including a movie
- A visit to Veere, a beautiful tourist town on the Veerse Meer lake
- Visit to the beach OR go to Middelburg, the capital of Zeeland (this will depend on the weather)
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We will start the day at the Deltapark Neeltje Jans. Here a guided tour will provide an introduction to the storm surge barrier and shows us a fascinating film about its construction.
Next to the tour at Neeltje Jans (included in the price) we will visit Veere, a beautiful authentically town on the Veerse Meer lake. Depending on the weather we will end the day in Middelburg (the capital of Zeeland) or go to the most beautiful beach of the Netherlands at Domburg!
We will leave Wageningen on Saturday morning at 8:00 and return around 19:30.
This province is called ''sea - land'' for a reason! There is as much sea as land, and the latter lies even lower than the sea. For this reason Zeeland in the past was flooded often, but now fixed by the Delta works: declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The Delta Works were built to keep everyone safe and to prevent a recurrence of the 1953 flood disaster. You can relive history at Deltapark Neeltje Jans: from the flood disaster to the construction of the Delta Works. Here exhibitions and a visit to the storm surge barrier itself will give you an impression of the stupendous power of water. People come to view the storm surge barrier from as far away as America.
Next to the Delta Works we will visit Veere. The once mighty Veere is now a beautiful tourist town on the Veerse Meer lake. Where richly laden ships from Scotland once moored, pleasure yachts now bob in the harbors. The Campveerse Toren (Campvere Tower) sits in a prominent place along the Veerse Meer. It was built as part of the city defences around 1500. Thereafter, it served as an inn and a lighthouse. It remains one of the oldest inns in the Netherlands.
Hope to see you all! We are looking forward to our last excursion!
- Everyone is invited.