In the Netherlands, there are three groups of islands. In the North, we have the so-called Wadden Sea Islands, in the south the Zeeuwse Islands, and in the IJsselmeer the Nature Islands. These are all Dutch Islands. The Wadden Sea Islands belong to the providence Friesland and Groningen. The Zeeuwse Islands are part of the providence Zeeland. The Nature Islands are part of IJsselmeer, former South See.
The Dutch Islands in the Wadden Sea
Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog and Rottumeroog.
The Dutch Islands in Zeeland
Goeree-Overflakkee, Schouwen-Duiveland, Sint Philipsland, Tholen, Noord-Beveland, Walcheren, Zuid-Beveland and Zeeuws Vlaanderen. There are also several uninhabited island.
In Zeeland, you find the world-famous Delta Works. The Delta Works are designed to defend the coast of Zeeland. After the North Sea floods in 1953, the authorities decided to construct the Delta Works. The Delta Works are a series of dams and the most famous one is the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier or as we call it the Oosterscheldekering. After the storm barrier was built a beautiful nature and recreational area for water sports, walking and cycling have arisen.
Nature Islands in the Ijsselmeer
Marker Wadden is a newly constructed nature reserve in the Markermeer.