World Heritage De Beemster Polder - Middenbeemster
De Beemster Polder has been UNESCO World Heritage since 1999. At the beginning of the 17th century, the polder plant was set up to turn threatening inland waters into 7,200 ha of fertile farmland. A 42-kilometre dyke was built around the Beemstermeer, a ring canal was dug, and then 43 windmills were set to work to empty the lake. The reclamation was completed in 1612, and the development of the polder could begin. In a tight geometric pattern and harmonious whole, roads and ditches were constructed and farms were built. Did you know that De Beemster became so famous thanks to this perfectly arranged landscape design?
World Heritage De Beemster Polder
1462 HN Middenbeemster
The Beemster can, of course, always be admired. The visitor centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday from April to October from 10.00 to 16.00 hours. From October to April from Friday to Sunday from 13.00-16.00 hrs. Want to learn more about UNESCO World Heritage? Visit https://www.werelderfgoed.nl