Ijsselmeer by bike
Covering an area of 1100 m2, the IJsselmeer is the biggest lake in Holland.
Avoiding floods and storm damage wasn’t the only outcome of the creation of the IJsselmeer.
Replacing a wild sea bay with a gentle lapping lake created all kinds of opportunities, challenges and knock-on effects.
The Zuiderzee project changed the salt water of the Zuiderzee to the freshwater of the now existing lake.
IJsselmeer now provides drinking water for the neighboring provinces of Groningen and Friesland.