Holland's Barriers to The Sea

  • Published on Apr 19, 2014
  • The Delta Works in the Netherlands (Holland) is the largest flood protection project in the world. This project consists of a number of surge barriers, for examples:
    1- The Oosterscheldekering is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta Works series of dams and storm surge barriers and it is the largest surge barrier in the world, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long. The dam is based on 65 concrete pillars with 62 steel doors, each 42 metres wide. It is designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding from the North Sea.

    2- The Maeslantkering is a storm barrier with two movable arms; when the arms are open the waterway remains an important shipping route however when the arms close a protective storm barrier is formed for the city of Rotterdam. Closing the arms of the barrier is a completely automated process done without human intervention.
    The Great Wall of Louisiana
    Thames Flood Barrier
    MOSE Project

Comments • 2 384

  • Johan Onvlee
    Johan Onvlee Day ago

    Its in our blood, since we are babies, we play with sand and water on the beach every holliday, the time we were the happiest. Also Hollands is under the sodiac sign of Cancer, dealing with water and nursing and protecting (also immigrants), trading and savings.

  • Johan Onvlee
    Johan Onvlee Day ago

    Holland does not have or will have any problem with the water, science shows more CO2 will be followed by a colder climate + the sun is going into the 'solar-minimum', this is what will cause much more problems.

  • AMM0beatz
    AMM0beatz 3 days ago

    All i can say to the Dutch is... Gawwd Damn!! 👍🏽

  • Northern Lights
    Northern Lights 4 days ago

    Ironic that an American docu is sensationalising the dangers of climate change for a country that is already 10x better prepared for it than the U.S. We have been preparing for future rising sea levels for many years while your president denies that climate change is even real...

  • Ang Probinsyano
    Ang Probinsyano 4 days ago

    This technoloy in Holland was the best in the world their experience in this kind of endeavor dates back hundreds of years , they are experts in maritime engineering especially bridge & dam constructions . We could copy this kind of technology in the Philippines , considering our country comprises of 7, 500 islands to bridged or connect this islands was a gargantuan task . PSSG Madrid .

  • JJ Johnson
    JJ Johnson 6 days ago

    Socialist agenda message. God will change what ever He pleases & nothing man invents can stop His will. Pray for God's favor & mercy & perhaps He will spare the believers, but not the arrogant Anti Christs'.

  • Patrick Fogarty
    Patrick Fogarty 7 days ago

    1) the Dutch reclaimed the land within the last 200 years
    2) when water freezes, it’s volume grows by 10%. The mass remains the same. The buoyancy can only lift 10% of the total ice out of water. This means that global warming melting ice currently floating on water (which is 96% of all glacial ice), will literally raise the see level 0.0%. The land bound glaciers are equivalent to .0000000000000000076% the volume of ocean water, meaning that the water level can only reach .0000000000000000076%. And the. You have basaltic plate divergence due to the extra mass pushing down on the plates, creating uplift on terra firma tectonic plates...in turn, once again, not raising the sea level. Further more, warming oceans create lower barometric pressure, lifting massive amounts of water out of the oceans, placing it back in to streams and rivers. There is 0.0% chance of the oceans rising, but a much higher chance of rivers reclaiming land. It is sad that you have such a poor grasp on tectonics, very basic physics, and absolutely no understanding of meteorology.

  • Ovidiu Bunea
    Ovidiu Bunea 10 days ago

    I hope in one day disapire from the wrold map for god all u cacsacars .

    • Sixty 60
      Sixty 60 6 days ago

      Ovidiu Bunea And now in English pleass?

  • h b
    h b 15 days ago

    When you speak about land won and you didnt mention flevoland, which wasnt there at the time of the watersnoodramp. Great docu despite this small detail!

  • Liam Howard
    Liam Howard 17 days ago

    Where is the scientific documented evidence that water levels have risen due to climate change?

  • Blode Kont
    Blode Kont 20 days ago

    NOT Holland, THE NETHERLANDS !!!

  • Impastor Fan
    Impastor Fan 24 days ago

    The name of the country is Netherlands. Not Holland.

  • Giel
    Giel 25 days ago +1

    Drinking game:
    Take a shot of vodka every time you see a clip for the second time and so on. Good luck

  • Chanell Rollmanss
    Chanell Rollmanss 26 days ago


  • zzz Sss
    zzz Sss 27 days ago +1

    Holland is amazing.. The infrastructure.. Is amazing.. It really is another world... Beautiful

    • h b
      h b 15 days ago

      Tax🚀💰 🤣

  • rajesh K
    rajesh K 28 days ago

    finally climate won and engineers looses billions of people money...

  • Wim Schoenmakers
    Wim Schoenmakers 28 days ago +1

    Wet feet? Just call in the Dutchies!

  • Ronald Inan
    Ronald Inan 29 days ago +2

    Engineering marvel at its best! Dutch resiliency at its finest! God bless the Netherlands (Holland)!!!

  • Jenn
    Jenn 29 days ago +3

    The Dutch: the greatest problem solvers!

  • Thulaandme
    Thulaandme Month ago

    There were "flood refugees" in the classroom when I was small and saving lives even then is still now the most important aspect of loving life. Rescue what can it is possible at any risk or change or capability to give the best, always. Thank you, I am so grateful to have watched this.

  • Bart Blom
    Bart Blom Month ago

    What is it with Americans that they have to make everything look way bigger and worse than it is... "Could go wrong at any time"... No, we actually have capable engineers, seems like america simply doesnt have those based on the way they talk...
    Also, its official name is "Nederland", The Netherlands...
    Not kingdom of the Netherlands... Thats a old and long gone name from the time it existed of multiple nations together as a kingdom of the Netherlands...
    I simply can't watch a video with such an annoying narrator.

    • Bart Blom
      Bart Blom Month ago

      I know this vid is from 2014 but TVclip randomly advises it to me and i just had to state my opinion.

  • Mike Becket
    Mike Becket Month ago

    Oh but wait Billy Bob what about Global warning bullshit for you total fool's go take a large bowl and fill it to over flowing with ice cubes or crushed ice.
    Do nothing other than let it sit on the counter over night. And let the ice melt. ..you tell me what happens .... as I will tell you what you get right now ..over full with ice ..after melting about a third of a bowl of water. ...iyou see water expands when it's heated and it expands when frozen. ..to least twice its size so if all the sacred ice caps and glasers, melted the ocean level would drop about two thirds of what it is right now but the really ironic point is you can do this experment in youre kitchen. We cannot lose one single drop of the oceans because it cannot leave our planet due to GRAVITY what we had in the very beginning is what we have today and until.planet earth disappears. .....
    But listening to these outright brain dead eco regards are full of horse crap. Bull and its all just a huge scam to make the idiots ..former hippy dogs and drug queens to get money from you and me just for them to live great lives by scaring the morons... and living the great lie. You have been lied to for decades...thank the insane libersl party as they were the hippy drug ingested holistic.moon maidens back in the late 69's and 70's and now they are running the clown show screwing everone over as the edecuational system is full of these nut jobs.
    And it just keeps getting worse.

  • Mature
    Mature Month ago

    Wise peoples of natherland

  • David Solomon
    David Solomon Month ago

    What is man? A creature made in the IMAGE of his CREATOR, with a portion of the CREATOR’S creativity!!!

  • Safa Safa
    Safa Safa Month ago

    Nationalist gays in the Netherlands , don't dream big, because Netherlands is a very tiny shit country that some day will be flooded with or without the best Dutch engineering; gay pride.

    • Brozius
      Brozius Month ago

      You are an idiot and a bigot.

  • Saartje de Hond
    Saartje de Hond Month ago

    Weather is changing for sure. It's waiting for a real heavy storm.

  • Safa Safa
    Safa Safa Month ago

    The dutch nationalist gays & jewish thugs in Amsterdam are so proud of these dams.

  • Jay T
    Jay T Month ago

    Not sure why he keeps calling them "windmills" since they're not milling anything. They're wind pumps. Not windmills that pump water.

    • Jay T
      Jay T Month ago

      But a "mill" is not a "pump". Both can be powered by the wind, or by other means. Or maybe this is another of those words which has become corrupted in English over long time usage as the wrong thing - sort of linguistic laziness. It's common everywhere.
      The Netherlands will have/had windmills to grind wheat and other grains. Maybe there is only the one word in Dutch which describe both functions? I would be interested to know (windmolen? windpomp?)
      pump (pʌmp)
      1. (Mechanical Engineering) any device for compressing, driving, raising, or reducing the pressure of a fluid, esp bymeans of a piston or set of rotating impellers
      2. (Biology) biology a mechanism for the active transport of ions, such as protons, calcium ions, and sodium ions,across cell membranes: a sodium pump.
      3. (General Engineering) (when: tr, usually foll by from, out, into, away, etc) to raise or drive (air, liquid, etc, esp into orfrom something) with a pump or similar device
      4. (tr; usually foll by in or into) to supply in large amounts: to pump capital into a project.
      5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to deliver (shots, bullets, etc) repeatedly with great force
      6. (General Engineering) to operate (something, esp a handle or lever) in the manner of a pump or (of something) towork in this way: to pump the pedals of a bicycle.
      7. (tr) to obtain (information) from (a person) by persistent questioning
      8. (intr; usually foll by from or out of) (of liquids) to flow freely in large spurts: oil pumped from the fissure.
      [C15: from Middle Dutch pumpe pipe, probably from Spanish bomba, of imitative origin]
      mill (mɪl)
      1. a building in which grain is crushed and ground to make flour
      2. (Mechanical Engineering) a factory, esp one which processes raw materials: a steel mill.
      3. (Mechanical Engineering) any of various processing or manufacturing machines, esp one that grinds, presses, orrolls
      4. (Cookery) any of various small hand mills used for grinding pepper, salt, or coffee for domestic purposes. See alsocoffee mill, pepper mill
      5. (Mechanical Engineering) a hard roller for impressing a design, esp in a textile-printing machine or in a machine forprinting banknotes
      6. a system, institution, etc, that influences people or things in the manner of a factory: going through the educationalmill.
      7. an unpleasant experience; ordeal (esp in the phrases go or be put through the mill)
      8. a fist fight
      9. run of the mill ordinary or routine
      10. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to grind, press, or pulverize in or as if in a mill
      11. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to process or produce in or with a mill
      12. (Mechanical Engineering) to cut or roll (metal) with or as if with a milling machine
      13. (tr) to groove or flute the edge of (a coin)
      14. (intr; often foll by about or around) to move about in a confused manner
      15. (Cookery) (usually tr) rare to beat (chocolate, etc)
      16. archaic slang to fight, esp with the fists

    • Saartje de Hond
      Saartje de Hond Month ago

      Not every mill pumped water. Many didn't. Don't.

  • Demetris Kalambokis

    Don't feel insulted about the "Holland" global use. Greek dictionary (among others) doesn't use the Netherlands as the country's name, although we're familiar with it also. Everyone is referring to Hellas as Greece (used frequently by Turks), but we can live with this, can't we?

  • Ram Pakala
    Ram Pakala Month ago

    Idiot.. Why Back Ground Music when "Voice Over" running Excellently... Remove BGM immediately...

  • Mr. B
    Mr. B Month ago

    climate change, what a joke

    • Brozius
      Brozius Month ago

      No it isn't... we already had 2 climate changes on this planet. You have heard of the ice age?

    INDOFIZ Month ago

    Dutch Colonies My country. Thanks god they Gone now. 👌👌

  • S G
    S G Month ago

    I didn’t knew Gunther from Friends was a climatologist😂 35:18

  • S G
    S G Month ago

    Yet regular people don’t appreciate the work of engineers. Engineering is still the most underpaid profession compared to benefits it bring.

  • John Williams
    John Williams Month ago

    What a load of old rubbish.

    • Brozius
      Brozius Month ago

      I was right. 😂

    • Brozius
      Brozius Month ago

      Maybe you should elaborate yourself instead of just saying it's rubbish but I have the feeling you can't elaborate it at all.

  • ryu zack
    ryu zack Month ago

    look they spent a lot of money battling against the power of the water nature over the decade surely they wont succeed, so if they can't so why do they keep battling in it? why don't they follow the power of nature? build that a city that resist the floods, build a city that float when the water gets high I'm sure they can provide because they have a lot of funds to battle the nature right? hehehe..... just kidding

  • Safa Safa
    Safa Safa Month ago

    Amsterdam is a fucking huge metropolitan

  • Humpy Verma
    Humpy Verma Month ago

    I love Netherland...
    Dream to visit...
    I know can't possible...

  • Safa Safa
    Safa Safa Month ago +1

    the next amsterdam gay pride will be on the dams

  • Rakasiwiii fiddihaq

    How much money pour into those project
    Dutch must be crazy rich at that time

  • Myoknow
    Myoknow Month ago +2

    Amsterdam, Rotterdam, biggest dam, I’ll be damned !

  • Magnús Másson
    Magnús Másson Month ago

    Soon Netherlands will belong to Muslims and the decline will start.

    • Brozius
      Brozius Month ago

      Will never happen and you come from a good country cause muslims don't wanna live in such a cold country.

  • Nick Hardy
    Nick Hardy Month ago

    If i lived in the lowlands now i would move to higher ground

    • Nick Hardy
      Nick Hardy Month ago +1

      @anglojojo There is nothing crazier than the truth :)

    • anglojojo
      anglojojo Month ago

      @Brozius Sorry was I being too direct there?

    • anglojojo
      anglojojo Month ago

      @Nick Hardy Actually funny enough there was a Dutchman who built an exact replica of Noah's ark, look it up (Eddie Bravo style).

    • Nick Hardy
      Nick Hardy Month ago

      @anglojojo Was your heart stolen?

    • Nick Hardy
      Nick Hardy Month ago

      Maybe they should try building an Ark, or make every home an Ark

  • Tiax Anderson
    Tiax Anderson Month ago

    1:10 Hey, at least it took you more than a minute?
    It's not called the Kingdom of the Netherlands, it's called the Netherlands.
    The Kingdom of the Netherlands contains the Netherlands as well as 3 more countries; Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten.

    Edit 2:
    It occurred to me that Extreme Engineering is a show and Largest Dams may not have produced it.
    The USA, or as -Largest Dams- Extreme Engineering calls it; Dakota.
    England, or as -Largest Dams- Extreme Engineering calls it; Midlands.
    South Africa, or as -Largest Dams- Extreme Engineering calls it; Northern-Western Cape
    The Netherlands, or as -Largest Dams- Extreme Engineering calls it; Holland :P

  • Sanguine korvus
    Sanguine korvus Month ago +1

    Climate change is bullshit

    • Brozius
      Brozius Month ago

      There already were climate changes on earth in the past so it's not bullshit.

  • Steven Phillips
    Steven Phillips Month ago

    We need barriers t keep Illegals out...

  • ReCap
    ReCap Month ago

    Does it mean they cannot stop any of those pump?

  • TheMrsCDB1
    TheMrsCDB1 Month ago

    The Philippines holds the title for worst devastating floods in Asia. It happens almost yearly. Why are we as a people complacent and apathetic? The Netherlands is a fine example of ingenious engineering. All we need is to ask for technical help from the Dutch. The effects of global warming seem lost to my countrymen. Wake up, we live in tiny islands; with the rising water, several of these islands will be underwater sooner than we think!

  • Ibrahim Ninche
    Ibrahim Ninche 2 months ago

    What a perfectly engineers Nederland is the lovely place to live

  • Dander Spat
    Dander Spat 2 months ago

    In America, we have to drain swamps probably more than the Dutch do.
    Our swamps are full of Democrats, much nastier than alligators and stupid to the core.
    The Dutch build land, not for climate change but because they need the land.

    • Brozius
      Brozius 2 months ago

      ooh give me a break about democrats and republicans, they are two sides of the same coin. For once learn to work together and your country can accomplish what the Netherlands did.

  • jpsholland
    jpsholland 2 months ago

    For everyone: "The Netherlands" is right, but "Holland" too. Made in Holland. Holland is the international name trading name for the Netherlands. It originate al the way back to the VOC era. So dutch guys, learn you countries history.

  • Brant Lambermont
    Brant Lambermont 2 months ago

    Music does not work

  • Anna Maria Hultquist
    Anna Maria Hultquist 2 months ago

    Is there a map of planning for what fields are claimed to be swamped and is this held in a dialoge with the voters of Holland.

  • Anna Maria Hultquist
    Anna Maria Hultquist 2 months ago

    All houses so close to sea must have rescue boats at home. Pump out the sea water , to the sea again.Can it be shipped to dry desert areas and re-used to develop desert march for claiming march land into desert vice verce.

  • Anna Maria Hultquist
    Anna Maria Hultquist 2 months ago

    Were did they get so much clay, rock and willowbranches and the rest of materials needed for htis project.............

    • Anna Maria Hultquist
      Anna Maria Hultquist 2 months ago

      Is there claydeposits in the sea and how to get loose rocks from below the sea tons of it. willowbranches tons of it ?

    • hoimaxishier
      hoimaxishier 2 months ago

      From the sea bed

  • Anna Maria Hultquist
    Anna Maria Hultquist 2 months ago +1

    Very strange music eeriryy Way ,turn it down so i can hear your lesson in engineering -Thank you

  • The Watchful Hunter
    The Watchful Hunter 2 months ago

    Why does this sound so glossy and dumbed down so that it sounds like a Batman cartoon narrator?

    • Brozius
      Brozius 2 months ago

      They do that especially for U.S. citizens otherwise it's too difficult for them.

  • shley nes
    shley nes 2 months ago

    Succes workls😱😱

  • frosty mutt
    frosty mutt 2 months ago

    When ice is left alone it stays frozen but if broke apart it melts and floats away.
    So why do we make ships that break it and cut channels THROUGH it.
    The earth is not getting warmer but the way man is trying to control it is biting us in our ass.

    • Gottenhimfella
      Gottenhimfella 2 months ago

      It might pay to add a smiley emoticon to indicate you speak in jest, otherwise people will mistake you for someone who does not know anything about the topic.

  • MERC Dutch
    MERC Dutch 2 months ago

    the first country to succesfully erect a barrier against mexico