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The dike on the east side of Texel will be made future-proof. The reinforcement as well as the increase of the dike is to prevent flooding within the island as without the dikes the towns and surrounding areas on the island would be submerged in water. The work activities will last until the end of 2019. A big part of the dike is now accessible again and/or will be by the end of 2018.
The Waddenzeedijk is being raised and the outer dike cycling paths will be modernized. The gemalen De Schans, Dijkmanshuizen and Eijerland are being replaced. The beach ‘Ceres’ along the Prins Hendrikzanddijkmakes room for a sanding area with dunes and salt marshes; Texel will be getting a new nature reserve!
Alongside the dike there are a few areas, which are closed off for a longer period of time:
The current diversions you may find on the website of the municipality.
There are a few options to check out the activities regarding the reinforcement of the dike. There are walk-in consultation hours at the Waddenzeedijk and the Prins Hendrikzanddijk and there are also dike tours. You could also check out the experience centre (beleefcentrum) and visit the viewpoint at the Prins Hendrik.