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Unesco World heritage since: 1995
Size of heritage: 1,306 ha
Schokland was a peninsula that by the 15th century had become an island. Occupied and then abandoned as the sea encroached, it had to be evacuated in 1859. But following the draining of the Zuider Zee, it has, since the 1940s, formed part of the land reclaimed from the sea. Schokland has vestiges of human habitation going back to prehistoric times. It symbolizes the heroic, age-old struggle of the people of the Netherlands against the encroachment of the waters.
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Medium airport - 16 mi (26 km) De Kooy Airport
Medium airport - 46 mi (74 km) Eelde Airport
Medium airport - 47 mi (77 km) Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Large airport - 48 mi (78 km) Twenthe Airport
Medium airport - 53 mi (86 km) Niederrhein Airport
Medium airport - 73 mi (118 km) Borkum Airport
Small airport - 77 mi (124 km) Eindhoven Airport
Large airport - 84 mi (135 km) Münster Osnabrück Airport
Large airport - 88 mi (142 km) Düsseldorf International Airport
Large airport - 102 mi (165 km) Maastricht Aachen Airport
Large airport - 119 mi (193 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.