The museum presents the rich history of the area we now call Flevoland. Visitors can learn about the world of the prehistoric Swifterbant people and discover that Flevoland is the largest ‘ship cemetery’ on dry land in the world. The museum’s central theme is the largest reclamation project ever: the Zuiderzee Project.

There’s plenty for children to do, including presentations that let them step into the shoes of a dyke builder, archaeologist or lock-keeper. Fun experiments and games teach them about one of the Netherlands’ key challenges: water management. Explanations of the permanent exhibitions are posted in English, French and German.

In addition, Nieuw Land holds the archives of the province of Flevoland. The thousands of photographs, documents, maps, drawings and archaeological finds stored here lay the foundation for everything we know about the Zuiderzee Project.

Research centre
Nieuw Land is also a research centre which conducts its own research in collaboration with various Dutch universities. The published results frequently provide material for exhibitions and educational programmes. The research centre can be visited free of charge during the week, and features a library where you can access the various archives and collections.

Nieuw Land is a great destination for groups. Overlooking the Markermeer, Café-Restaurant De Cantine offers a variety of special arrangements for groups. Visitors can book guided tours of the museum  in Dutch, French, German and English.A visit to Nieuw Land can easily be combined with a stop at Batavia Wharf, Batavia Harbour and the Batavia Stad Outlet Centre which are all located nearby.

Please note that alternative opening hours may apply during school holidays and on public holidays, check the New Land Heritage Centre website for the latest information.