Excursion: Seabottom tour
Join us on our tour through the world’s largest men made polder and walk on the bottom of the sea. We leave at 9 am sharp from Amsterdam and will return to our nation’s capital around 5 pm. During our trip you can say hello to the (deputy) mayor of Lelystad (the capital city of the province Flevoland), think green at Holland’s largest horticultural expo site (Floriade 2022), see how sustainable a new airport can be at Lelystad Airport, hear a local tell our unique and remarkable history, and lots more. Experience what life 6 m below sea level is all about!
Wherever you walk in Holland’s youngest province, Flevoland, you’re walking on the seabed. Before the Zuiderzee (an inland sea) was enclosed and impoldered, it posed a constant threat to the inhabitants of the surrounding area and thousands of people lost their lives during storm floods. The idea to drain the Zuiderzee had been raised as far back as the 17th century, but it took modern engineering to complete the project. Work began in 1924 and by 1968 the project was completed with reclaiming more than 1800 km² of land from the former sea, creating the province Flevoland. This young province offers plenty of space for progressive and creative development and pioneering projects, such as the expo Floriade 2022 and further development of Schiphol Airport.
So come and visit us, and bring your inflatable swim gear with you!