Lonely Planet has visited the southern delta of the Netherlands. We discovered and were astounded by a rich cultural and very old historical region all set in the beautiful habitat of the Delta waters and… what a great place for water sports! We asked the people what they did to maintain and develop such a treasure.
They responded that one of the driving forces was when in 2006 they mobilised a group of key stakeholders. Together they embarked on a ‘journey’, searching for the most desirable future for water sports in the Zeeland Delta.
This is how they defined the future of the Zeeland Delta in 2010:
An excellent infrastructure of its waterways, good connections and great mobility.
Ample docking space and good facilities for passengers and recreation. A sustainable marina of the future, linked to a Centre of Excellence.
Law and regulations are dealt with in pragmatic and creative ways.
People making use of a state of the art interactive information and communication system.
The Zeeland Delta is widely seen as one of the most beautiful and hospitable regions for water sports on the planet!
Read the Article For Zeeland
Interview with project leader Arnold van der Wees