Building with nature

With 5 million m2 of sand 200 hectares of new nature are being created for the former Prins Hendrikdijk. Its dunes, marshes and lagoon make it a favourite spot for wading birds to choose from an abundance of food. ​

The new Prins Hendrikzanddijk is a fantastic example of building with nature, also known as eco-engineering. No more battling against the sea but instead working in harmony with nature for a safe existence. And it’s on display for all to see. There will be a bicycle and walking path as well as an outlook post with a view of the new bird area.

To learn more about this new dike visit the Experience Center created especially for the realisation of this project. 

DISCOVER THE STORY WITH THIS ROUTE:

  • Water Heritage

  • Texel