"Ens on Schokland, was here an island?" Ens by Pavlik_NL

Ens Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 13 photos

Fields, acres, forest and a museum

Ens, a little nothing in Flevoland has still a museum to offer in which a strange, but nice story is told. Like on Urk (the place that puts this one completely in the shade), here once was an island in the Southern Sea. When the Dutch poldered the parts surrounding the island, it became part of the land again (as it was millennia ago). Ens, and the island of Schokland, were inhabited until 1859. The people here had a tough existance and often the island was swepted by waves so that evrything was destroyed. Crops, houses, cattle ... all gone with a stormy sea. Therefor the governement evacuated the island in that year, as it had more trouble then use. The inhabitants did leave, but not our of free will. Now, near what is still called Ens, there's the Schokland museum, telling the story of this island, on dry land.

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