Landscape management Flevoland

The vision of the settlers and first inhabitants on the landscape and nature of our special province has not been recorded before. Reason enough for Landschapsbeheer Flevoland to turn this into a special volunteer project.

 

One of the results of this Oral History project is the publication of a book with interview fragments. What did the reclaimed seabed look like? What was the first thing to grow? When and how did animals come to the new land? What is it like to farm on newly drained seabed and what did the young landscape look like? 

Flevoland’ memory

Flevolands Memory is full of fascinating stories about the youngest province in the Netherlands.

On the website Flevolandsgeheugen.nl you can read personal stories about the Zuiderzee, the reclamation and life on the new land.
But also about the first stores or the first Sinterklaas parade in the young cities of Almere and Lelystad and the time when Urk was still an island.

Official opening of the road Emmeloord - Urk. First cars on their way to Urk, 1948 (photo by J.U. Potuyt, collection Management of the Wieringermeer).