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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

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

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.

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.