New Holland

Why flood the Westland?
In addition to coastal expansion, research also advises giving the Westland back to nature. This was done because Westland is one of the lowest-lying areas in the Netherlands. In addition, the soil and water are polluted and the land is not being used efficiently. Flooding the Westland is an opportunity to restore nature in this area in a natural way. This is good for the climate, biodiversity and can be used as a water buffer and future freshwater source.