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Nieuw-Strijen Strijenham


On 30 December 1894, there was a particularly high tide, causing a breach in the dike at Strijenham and flooding the polder. This was the first flood which was recorded on photographs.


These days, there are pleasure yachts and sailing boats in the harbour. In the past, the harbour was visited by bargemen running a regular service picking up mainly agricultural products to transport them to mills elsewhere in the country. Sugar beet, in particular, was shipped through this harbour. In the 1960s, the port was often the setting for fishing competitions.

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