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Land of Water

The Netherlands and water are inextricably linked. There is of course the famous coast, but behind it lies a fascinating landscape of ditches, waterways, canals, lakes and rivers. Our windmills, pumping stations, polders and dikes are world-famous, so come and experience these beautiful Dutch water icons for yourself!

Visit the highlights

Test site for the Delta Works Waterloopbos Noordoostpolder
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Deltawerk// at the Waterloopbos

Modern water Land Art in beautiful nature. Discover Deltawork's unique story in the Waterloop forest.

Kids on a boat in the Weerribben-Wieden
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Weerribben-Wieden National Park

Rent a canoe or take a boat trip on an electric boat through this unique Dutch wetland.

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Prepare to be smitten by small lakes, reedbeds and characteristic bridges that can be found in the idyllic village of Giethoorn.

National Park the Biesbosch
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De Biesbosch National Park

Beavers, sea eagles and a maze of small rivers. You will find all of that here in the unique National Park De Biesbosch.

Aerial photo of delta works Oosterscheldekering Zeeland
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Delta Works

Zeeland is protected by the best greatest storm barriers in the world.

Woudagemaal Machine Steam Engine
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The Woudagemaal

The Woudagemaal, located in the Frisian town of Lemmer, is the largest, steam powered pumping station in the world that is still in operation today.

Dordrecht Lombardbrug couple looks at mural
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Discover history in Dordrecht

Discover Dordrecht, the oldest city in the Netherlands.

Take a digital journey through the Netherlands Land of Water

Discover the Netherlands' water-rich cities, the most beautiful natural areas and the water icons that have made history in 360 degrees. Get ready for an unforgettable experience and get to know everything this beautiful land of water has to offer you. Start the unique ‘water experience’