Flevoland has a rich history, it is the product of the largest land reclamation project of all time; the Zuiderzee project!
A flood in 1916, gave the Dutch the impetus to close the Zuiderzee, the inland sea. The work was started in 1920 with the building of a dike that closed off the shallow bay in the northeast Netherlands. They drained lakes and the sea in order to create Flevoland, the largest Man-Made island in the world. Flevoland, a province, was established in 1986. Lelystad is the capital of the country’s twelfth province, which is home to 400,000 inhabitants. Thanks to its massive earthworks people say about the Netherlands that the world was created by God, but Holland was created by the Dutch.