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On the circle-dike that surrounds and protects the New Lands of our latest province shows what it all really is about. Best place to see it is near a "Gemaal", huge pumpingstations that pump the water from the lower canals in the polders over the dike into the IJssel- or Rand-lakes. Here you will find out that the water in this canals is considerably lower then the waterlevel in the lakes. Often around four or five meters difference.
Driving over the dike the difference is not as visible, but one can see that this land actually shouldn't be there if nature would have it's way.
Written Jun 24, 2003
Sixflags Holland can be called rollercoatser capitol of Europe. Here, near Biddinghuizen in the Flevolpolders, this attractionparc full of rollercoaster and some other spectacular things to experience, is drawing many Dutch, but also other nationalities to have a day of ups and downs and lefts and rights.
It used to be Walibi Flevo, but it was taken over a few years ago by the famous American rollercoaster-giant Sixflags as being the first of their parcs in Europe.
Haven't been myself there yet, but ... when Ilja is bigger ... I'm afraid I too will have to shout out loud when going down (or up).
Written Jun 25, 2003
The fact that this land only excists for a few decades now, makes everything rather new. Buildings do not have monumental status or look historical in any way. This is quite strange for many, including myself. Roads in the polders are made so that they for a chessboard within the frame of the outer polder lines. Towns are growing however steadily and maybe once (long long from now) these churches will even have a historical view themselves. That is ... if the water doesn;t take back that what was taken from it by us Dutch.
Written Sep 21, 2003
On this wharf, the Batavia, a full-size replica of an East Indiaman, was built. It was done exactly in the old fashion, with the original materials.
At the moment, another replica is being reconstructed
Written Sep 16, 2002