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Alblasserwaard, polder of Southern Holland

Alblasserwaard is to pólder of the province of Southern Holland, located near Kinderdijk, whose set of mills was declared Patrimony of the Humanity.

By his strategic location, one is about an accessible site, great natural and extremely recommendable beauty to give a stroll and to know a little more history pólderes in Holland.

Since we have already mentioned often, the fight against the advance of waters is a constant in the life of the Dutch towns that live near the coast. And this includes a considerable part of the total of the population.

For this reason, thought engineering to take terrain to the sea has been developed for decades of continuous way. Alblasserwaard is a great proof of it. Its western part was constructed in 1866, but already in the Average Age docks began to excavate channels and to mount to demand earth.

Nevertheless, the floods did not pause, and whipped more to the city during long time. This had, largely, to its location, near several rivers from different sides.

Good part of the territory of Alblasserwaard is composed by the town or is property of farmers. Nevertheless, numerous sites exist that to visit to enjoy a day of leisure and entertainment.

Without doubts, Kinderdijk is the referring inescapable, although not unique one. Also the Alblasserbos, an artificial forest inhabited by vixens is very recommendable and deer, next to other many smaller species.

For most adventurous, nothing better than to encamp in some of the three gratuitous positions, in the middle of the nature. One of them is in Alblasserbos, and the other two in Avelingen and the natural reserve Donkse Laagten.

Photo Via: Roofvisnet

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