Schokland

Once an elongated island in the Zuiderzee, Schokland formerly comprised three villages that were abandoned in 1859: because of its low altitude, it was difficult to defend the island against the sea. Behind the presbytery, part of the wooden palissade that protected the island from the sea has been preserved. Two steles on the walls of the church and presbytery show the water level reached during different periods of flooding.

Nearby tourist attractions

The Schokland Museum The Schokland Museum
The Schokland Museum
Ens
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Emmerloord water tower Emmerloord water tower
Emmerloord water tower
Emmeloord
Church square Church square
Church square
Vollenhove
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