Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
Werelderfgoed Schockland
Stichting Platform Werelderfgoed Nederland
Werelderfgoed in Nederland (dutch only)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1995
Size of heritage: 1,306 ha

Longitude: 5,772°
Latitude: 52,639°


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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Hotels and places to stay

Hotel Restaurant Grandcafe 't Voorhuys

Distance: 5,1 mi
De Deel 20
8302 EK Emmeloord

Time Information

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Videos from the area

Luchtbeelden Schokland

Published: September 19, 2014
Length: 15:51 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ProVisieTV

http://www.provisie.tv http://www.provisionair.tv/ For English, see below Luchtbeelden gefilmd vanuit een drone. Schokland is een dorp en voormalig eiland in de Noordoostpolder, Nederlandse...

Maaien Schokland 2013

Published: June 22, 2013
Length: 27:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Freerk Postmus

Op 22 juni werd er gestreden op het scherpst van de snede door deelnemers van de OTMV afd. Flevoland en Overijssel om de beste maaier van die provincie te worden. Onder redelijke ...

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