it comes to the Dutch landscape, nothing is what it seems to be.
Paradoxically enough, with no mountain in sight, moving mountains is a common practice in the Netherlands. For centuries the Dutch land, rivers and shores have been drained, reclaimed, raised, dug up, put under water, dried out, shored up, channeled, and parceled.
Dutch landscape is a collective art, telling us stories of survival, domestication and inventiveness. It is the matrix, the terra firma of Dutch culture and traditions, and the key to understanding the people and their land.
The Dutch made the land and the Land made the Dutch. NLroute lets you experience this wonder.
NLroute is a bundle of seven routes through the Dutch landscape, showing you the way in the landscape and its relation to the basic DNA of Holland. NLroute will take you from the beaten paths, let you immerse yourself in extraordinary landscapes, striking places and startling contrasts. NLroute reveals the essence, the context and the patterns of the Dutch landscape.
The ENCI Quarry is a mixture of industry and nature. In 2018, after one hundred years, the full extraction of marl will come to an end. The quarry is an important supplier for the cement industry. ENCI has also a great archeological value since many fossils were excavated and are still to be found there.
OOSTERSCHELDE SURGE BARRIER
Part of the Delta works, and eleven kilometers long, the Oosterschelde Surge Barrier Is the largest of the thirteen ambitious Delta-Works series of dams and storm surge barriers designed to protect the Netherlands from the threat of flooding from the North Sea. Truly, the surge barrier is evidence of Dutch master engineering.