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The former island of '''Schokland''' is a [[UNESCO World Heritage List|UNESCO World Heritage Site]].
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'''Schokland''' is a [[UNESCO World Heritage List|UNESCO World Heritage Site]] in the [[Netherlands]].
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==Understand==
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Schokland was once an island, but in the Second World War, the Dutch reclaimed the land from the water that surrounded island into the [[Noordoostpolder]] (''North-east polder''), and thus also definitively saved Schokland.
  
 
Halfway the nineteenth century the island had had so much to endure by the sea - which took away most of the land of the islet - that the king of [[The Netherlands|the Netherlands]] ordered its eviction.
 
Halfway the nineteenth century the island had had so much to endure by the sea - which took away most of the land of the islet - that the king of [[The Netherlands|the Netherlands]] ordered its eviction.
In the Second World War, the Dutch reclaimed the former sea around the island into the [[Noordoostpolder]] (''North-east polder''), and thus also definitively saved Schokland.
 
  
 
Unfortunately its saviour will also mean its end, as the clay on which the now former Island is slowly drying out. The island already lies 1.5 meters lowert than in lied in the fifties.
 
Unfortunately its saviour will also mean its end, as the clay on which the now former Island is slowly drying out. The island already lies 1.5 meters lowert than in lied in the fifties.
  
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==Get in==
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==Get around==
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==See==
 
At Schokland, which lies around 5 km southeast of [[Emmeloord]], next to the village of [[Nagele]], is a museum. In the museum are changing exhibitions and also a histoical exhibition about the life of the former island. Some remnants of prehestoric inhabitants of the island are on display.
 
At Schokland, which lies around 5 km southeast of [[Emmeloord]], next to the village of [[Nagele]], is a museum. In the museum are changing exhibitions and also a histoical exhibition about the life of the former island. Some remnants of prehestoric inhabitants of the island are on display.
  
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==Do==
 
From Schokland you can make a small walk or bike-tour around the contours of the former island. Especially in the summer this is a nice experience, on the bottom of the former sea, between the grane fields.
 
From Schokland you can make a small walk or bike-tour around the contours of the former island. Especially in the summer this is a nice experience, on the bottom of the former sea, between the grane fields.
  
Another interesting site is the former island of [[Urk]], not far from Schokland. Urk wasn't evicted, and the inhabitants have been able to preserve their own character.
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==Buy==
  
== External links ==
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==Eat==
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==Drink==
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==Sleep==
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==Get out==
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* Another interesting site is the former island of [[Urk]], not far from Schokland. Urk wasn't evicted, and the inhabitants have been able to preserve their own character.
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==External links==
 
* http://www.schokland.nl
 
* http://www.schokland.nl
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Revision as of 01:46, 25 November 2005

Schokland is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Netherlands.

Contents

Understand

Schokland was once an island, but in the Second World War, the Dutch reclaimed the land from the water that surrounded island into the Noordoostpolder (North-east polder), and thus also definitively saved Schokland.

Halfway the nineteenth century the island had had so much to endure by the sea - which took away most of the land of the islet - that the king of the Netherlands ordered its eviction.

Unfortunately its saviour will also mean its end, as the clay on which the now former Island is slowly drying out. The island already lies 1.5 meters lowert than in lied in the fifties.

Get in

Get around

See

At Schokland, which lies around 5 km southeast of Emmeloord, next to the village of Nagele, is a museum. In the museum are changing exhibitions and also a histoical exhibition about the life of the former island. Some remnants of prehestoric inhabitants of the island are on display.

Do

From Schokland you can make a small walk or bike-tour around the contours of the former island. Especially in the summer this is a nice experience, on the bottom of the former sea, between the grane fields.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Get out

  • Another interesting site is the former island of Urk, not far from Schokland. Urk wasn't evicted, and the inhabitants have been able to preserve their own character.

External links

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