PARK21: for everyone for every moment

Haarlemmermeer, once a large lake, was drained in 1852 with steam-driven pumps – a spectacular innovation, as until then this work had only been done by windmills. In the new polder, pioneers fought a difficult battle to make the land suitable for farming.

Today, the straight lanes and ditches dividing up the polder landscape are characteristic for the Netherlands and for Haarlemmermeer. In PARK21 this unique cultural and historical structure will not only be accented, but two elements will be added to it: a park landscape with many different recreational opportunities and a range of leisure facilities.