NLDelta tells the story of life under sea level, protection against water, and the harnessing of water to the fullest. Towns and villages are connected by the rivers Rhine and Meuse. The mouth of the delta forms in the Biesbosch and Haringvliet, a rich and unique ecosystem and an international crossroads for both humans and animals.
Life in the delta
Inhabitants of the delta are known for being pragmatic. This centuries-old co-existence with water has made an indelible mark on the landscape. For example, in the Biesbosch, where the huts and other remnants of osier bed workers can still be found. In the Noordwaard, where the river has free rein and where you can cycle and walk endlessly through bird-rich wetlands. Along the waterline defences, the windmills of World Heritage Kinderdijk, the Deltawerk flood defence system, and the historic fortified towns likewise. All of these are examples of the pioneering character and the inventiveness of delta residents.