Introduced in C4bts
Unique Building for Dutch Empire (Replaces Levee)
Cost[1]180 Hammer
RequiresSteam Power
Special Abilities
  • Water Tiles: +1 Hammer
  • River Tiles: +1 Hammer



"Dikes are walls of earth or stone, used to entrap or hold back water. Often built as a protection against flooding, the dike has come to characterize the Netherlands, with significant portions of the country actually lying below sea level. Dikes, while a necessity for the country's continued survival (and independence from foreign towel imports), were occasionally used as a clever tactic for self-defense. During the Siege of Leiden in the midst of the Eighty Years War, Dutch leader Willem van Oranje's men cut the dykes around the city, flooding the positions of the opposing Spanish and driving the invaders back before the sea."


"The Dike, the Dutch replacement for the Levee, provides a production bonus from all water tiles worked by a city, in addition to river tiles."

Difference from Levee

Water tiles also add +1 Hammer with it.


In the city screen press the following icon to start Dike construction:

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See also

List of City Buildings


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 120 Hammer, Epic: 270 Hammer, Marathon: 540 Hammer.