Our history

The Netherlands – a brief history
The Dutch are well known for their water management skills. Water is in their genes. The Dutch windmills (once used to pump out excess water) , dikes and levees form a powerful international image. From the early middle ages onwards, we have reclaimed and defended land from the sea. A skill that goes hand in hand with water management, spatial planning, water supply and water quality. A history that revolves around adaptation to water