Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, dedicated to promote safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands.

We want to live in a country that is protected against flooding, where there is sufficient green space, an adequate supply of clean water and where we can travel quickly and safely from A to B.
Spatial planning is also a question of balancing a variety of interests, such as the economy, the environment and quality of life

The employees of Rijkswaterstaat dedicate themselves to achieving that every day. With more than 200 years of expertise in planning the country’s infrastructure, we know that our task involves more than executing projects on the roads and waterways. It is also about balancing the interests of the economy, the environment and quality of life.

De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk

The municipalities and provinces around the Afsluitdijk have ambitions. Examples are in the field of Energy & Water, Economy & Water and Nature & Water. The ambitions are laid down in the Afsluitdijk Ambitions Agenda. To achieve these ambitions, the region is collaborating with the government under the name De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk. And if no collaboration is required, the region will achieve its ambitions by carrying out projects itself. These projects are being performed at Den Oever, the Monument, Breezanddijk, Kornwerderzand and Zurich. The government has made 20 million euros available for the achievement of regional ambitions.

Click here for an overview of all partners who participate in various projects on the Afsluitdijk.