No other nation has been so successful in reclaiming land from water than the Dutch. Nonetheless, all children fret when the advancing seawater threatens to destroy their handsome sandcastles. Dams appear to offer a solution, but the channels immediately fill up again. In the age-old battle against water the Dutch have discovered how to keep the land dry.
This film shows how we eventually managed to create the polders and how we landscaped the reclaimed land. This landscaping a continuing process.
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This animation can also be seen in the exhibition "Polders - The scene of land and water", May 27 - September 4, 2005.