"Landscape on the world heritage list" Middenbeemster by carolineraat

Middenbeemster Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 46 photos

Beemster, man-made land

The Beemster is one of the oldest reclamations in The Netherlands, dating from the 17th century.

This landscape is unique in the world

The art of reclaiming land was invented by Leeghwater. He used windmills to pump the water out of the land into the surrounding canals.

On this old map you can see my family name. This family comes from the Beemster.

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