|Beemster Polder - de Rijp - world heritage #02|
The city of De Rijp is located in the Dutch Beemster Polder and is the place of birth of Jan Adriaansz. Leeghwater (1575-1650)
|Dutch polders - droogmakerijen - aerials|
Aerial shots of the well-ordered landscape of fields, roads, canals, dykes and settlements of the Dutch Beemster Polder.
|Beemster Polder - Graft city hall - world heritage|
City hall of Graft with decorations in the style of Hendrick de Keyser, built in 1613. The Beemster Polder is 3.5 metres below NAP.
|How to keep your feet dry at 3,5m below sea level|
In 1612 the Beemster was one of the first lakes to be turned into dry land. Watermanagement belongs to the way of life in the Dutch polders.
|Dutch farmhouse - Stolpboerderij|
Stolpboerderijen are typical for Beemster Polder. The farms with characteristic pyramid roofs provide a home for man, cattle and food.
Knobbelzwaan met jongen in sloot - mute swan & cygnets
In the perfect symmetrical grid of canals in Beemster Polder you can enyoy nature and wildlife, such as this lovely mute swan family
|Defence line of Amsterdam - Fort Spijkerboor - World Heritage|
Fortress Spijkerboor is part of the Defence line of Amsterdam, a World heritage site which is located in another world heritage site: Beemster Polder.
|Nederland Gruttoland - black-tailed godwit - limosa limosa|
In the open spaces and the green, geometric landscape of Beemster Polder the godwit feels at home.
|Dutch Droogmakerijen - Gemaal Juliana|
The Beemster Polder and surrounding droogmakerijen are situated approximately 3.5 metres below sea level.
|Dutch polders - droogmakerijen Noord-Holland|
Noord-Holland consists mainly of polders, reclaimed land that lies beneath sea level. The Beemster Polder is 3.5 metres below NAP.
|Dutch Cheese Market, kaasmarkt in Alkmaar|
Beemster Polder is famous for its Beemster cheese. Every Friday the cheese is sold by auction at the Alkmaar cheese market on the Waagplein.
|Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle in West-Friesland|
Holstein-Friesian is a breed of dairy cattle originating in Noord-Holland and West-Friesland. These lovely cows suplly the milk for Beemster cheese.
|Zaanse Schans - living museum - Holland|
Zaanse Schans is a living museum. The historic windmills and houses were collected from all over the Zaanstreek which borders the Beemster Polder.
Low-lying Holland consists mainly of polders, reclaimed land that lies beneath sea level.
|Beemster Polder - de Rijp - world heritage #01|
The construction of Beemster Polder was completed in 1612 under Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater's supervision, born in De Rijp (1575)
|World Heritage Sites - a 30 seconds Cultural Tour|
The Dutch Beemster Polder is designated by UNESCO as "World Heritage Site" Enjoy this 30 seconds tour on other protected marvels from the list.