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Locks : Michelin's recommendations
Three locks (sluizen) allow buildings weighing up to 80 000 t to make their way back up to Amsterdam. The northern lock (Noordersluis) is the most recent: it was begun in 1919 and finished in 1930. The 400m long lock is 40m wide and 15m deep.