Welcome to the Nieuw Land National Park, the world’s largest man-made nature park! This is where you can walk on the bottom of the former Zuiderzee; literally. The Nieuw Land National Park owes its existence to the planet’s largest ever land reclamation project: the draining of the Zuiderzee to create the land which eventually became Flevoland!
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Nature at its very best just around the corner
Close to the densely populated Randstad region you will find one of the Netherlands’ best kept secrets: the Nieuw Land National Park. The park is made up of four separate areas: Lepelaarplassen, Marker Wadden, Oostvaardersplassen and the Markermeer lake.The Park
“ The world’s largest man-made nature park! ”
Originally earmarked as an industrial zone on the drawing board, Oostvaardersplassen is now an area where tens of thousands of birds find a home.
Marker Wadden is an exceptional area of natural beauty still in development. A paradise for fish and birds and a wonderful island for leisure pursuits.
The Lepelaarplassen area is a true oasis for marsh and other water birds. Numerous remarkable species of bird land here throughout the year.
The Markermeer lake is located between Flevoland’s new coastline and the old land of the Province of North Holland.