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Remarkable civil engineering works to continue the Netherland's centuries-long fight against the sea.
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This animation presents the provinces and provincial capitals of the Netherlands.
Inhabitants of the northern part of the Netherlands have successfully fought the sea since the Middle Ages.
Seawater, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping coastlines.
The rise and drop of sea levels caused by the gravitational force of the Moon.
Commercial maritime routes of container ships form a global network.
The Rietveld Schröder House, located in the town of Utrecht in the Netherlands, can be considered a forerunner of modern houses.
Rivers play an important role in shaping the Earth's surface: they cause erosion as well as carrying and depositing sediment.
Tidal power stations utilise the daily fluctuation of the water level for producing electricity.
River locks make rivers with great level differences safe for boating.
This animation demonstrates the most important relief features, surface waters and their relevant symbols.
The protective embankment, or, in case of minor floods, the summer dyke ensures the protection against flood damage.