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Schokland Distance: 52 km Walk round an island that does not exist, The island of Schokland, which used to have several villages, was finally abandoned in 1859 on the orders of the government which was fed up of rescuing its population from floods. All the buildings were destroyed so that the…
Unesco World Heritage: Unique place that was a former island, abandoned just before the whole area was claimed as the new dutch land with dykes, mills, pumps and manpower. It illustrates the battle against the water which is part of the whole dutch history.
Schokland and Urk were islands in the past, and became part of the main land after land was gained from the see.
Midden in de Noordoostpolder ligt een mysterie: het voormalige eiland Schokland. Een archeologisch monument vol prachtige bodemschatten. Een plek tussen land en water, waar eeuwenlang mensen woonden. Altijd in strijd met de natuur. Ontdek het verborgen verleden van Werelderfgoed Schokland