Polder landscape De Beemster
Polder landscape De Beemster
Photo: © NBTC / Sjoerd Bracke & Cuno de Bruin

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.

The largest fenland area in Northwestern Europe; you will find it here in National Park Weerribben-Wieden!

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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.

World heritage De Beemster is a master class in wrestling land from the sea in the 17th century and tells the history of the Waterland area.

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

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The Zuiderzee Museum brings the stories of the inhabitants of the former Zuiderzee to life. Discover the unique story here!

Maeslantkering one of the 13 Delta Works
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Delta Works

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

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The Woudagemaal

The world’s largest steam-driven pumping station.