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Not to be confused with Breezand.
Texaco gas station at Breezanddijk on the Afsluitdijk
Texaco gas station at Breezanddijk on the Afsluitdijk
Location of Breezanddijk
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Municipality Súdwest Fryslân wapen nieuw.svg Súdwest-Fryslân
 • Total c. 4

Breezanddijk (West Frisian: Breesândyk) is a small community that lies near the midpoint of the Afsluitdijk, part of the A7 motorway, in the Netherlands. It lies on a former artificial island which was created during the construction of the dam, and it belongs to the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân, in Friesland province. The hamlet lies between Den Oever and Kornwerderzand. Until 2011 it was part of the former municipality of Wûnseradiel, merged with the other 4 to form the new Súdwest-Fryslân.[1]

The construction of the Afsluitdijk was started at four points: on both sides of the mainland and on two specially made construction-islands (Kornwerderzand and Breezanddijk) along the line of the future dyke. There are about 40-50 buildings, most of which are bunkhouses that were built for the workers employed during the construction of the Afsluitdijk. Today, it has a population of only four and its sole commercial establishment is a Texaco gas station for travelers upon the dyke. There are two small harbours, one on the North Sea side of the dyke, and the other on the IJsselmeer side

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Coordinates: 53°01′12″N 5°12′25″E / 53.02000°N 5.20694°E / 53.02000; 5.20694