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Ameland lost various villages and hamlets to wind and sea. Read some of the stories about these lost villages in the Nature Centre in Nes and the Cultural and Historical Museum Sorgdrager in Hollum.

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Experience the reclaiming of land from the sea in Wieringermeer. Learn about how the area was first an island. Land reclamation for the Afsluitdijk. The Jewish work camp Nieuwe Sluis and how the Germans flooded it again.

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With 5 million m2 of sand 200 hectares of new nature are being created for the former Prins Hendrikdijk. The new Prins Hendrikszanddijk is a fantastic example of eco-engineering.

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The sea carried in the building blocks for fertile soil and man constructed dikes to protect the land and the harvest. Traces of this collaboration can still be seen in the polders of Terschelling.

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If there is one place on the coast of Friesland where human influence is most visible it definitely has to be Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen. The impressive sea locks were built in 1729 by hydraulic engineer Willem Loré and are still just as amazing today.

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