Schokland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has its origins in the Riss glacial period and has been inhabited since early prehistoric times. Much later it became a welcome haven in the turbulent Zuiderzee. Since the land was reclaimed from sea it has been marooned as an island on the dry Noordoostpolder landscape.
Museum Schokland tells the island’s story down the centuries: the ice age, prehistory, the period of the island dwellers and the land reclamation. Guided tours are available, which can also be combined with a visit to the Schokland museum restaurant for a coffee or lunch.