Afsluitdijk (North dyke)
The statue of the engineer Lely, designer from 1891 of the project to close off the Zuiderzee, crowns the side of Den Oever (entrance to the dyke). On the sea side, a breakwater protects a cycle track and a road. Below the dyke, on the IJsselmeer side, the fishermen spread their nets to catch eels. The Stevinsluizen (from the name of the engineer Stevin) forms the first group of locks (boat passage).