Nieuw Land is a symbol of the centuries-old battle against the water, making the delta habitable, and living on the seabed of what was once the South Sea. It is a dynamic story about the emergence of new nature on a piece of land reclaimed from the water by mankind.
This national park is many meters below sea level and consists of four sections: the Oostvaardersplassen lakes, the Lepelaarplassen lakes, the Marker Wadden, and Markermeer lake. Wherever you go, the force of nature and the impact of mankind is experienced everywhere. The (bird) islands created by people that are still in development, the marshy areas, and the wetlands – they all change again and again due to the interaction between people and nature. From an ecological perspective, the dynamics and diversity of Nieuw Land is unique.