The Isle of Schokland rises above the Polder like a sign, as though it’s trying to tell us “I was here a long time ago.” Schokland is now a World Heritage Site but, for many centuries, it was a densely-populated island in the Zuyderzee. It was evacuated in 1859, by order of William III, because the island was under continued threat of flooding.
When the Noordoostpolder was reclaimed in the 20th century, Schokland was left over like a forgotten monument. It has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995. Nowadays, the island is the centre of attention once again, forming a unique part of the Polder history. Toerisme Schokland offers you an exclusive chance to see this former Dutch island in a unique way. We’ve arranged a number of trips and events for you.