The Beemster Polder is a cultural landscape located north of Amsterdam, dating from the early 17th century, and an exceptional example of reclaimed land in the Netherlands. It was created by the draining of Lake Beemster in 1612, the water being extracted out of the lake by 50 windmills, in order to develop new agricultural land and space for country residences, and to combat flooding in this low-lying region. The exhibition tells the story about the origin of The Beemster Polder with the important role of the mills.
Commissioned by Historisch Genootschap Beemster and Visit Beemster.