The Zuiderzee Works
The first time that the Roosdorp couple filmed in the Wieringermeer, the land had only recently been created from a former inland sea. The reclamation of this land had begun in 1927, as part of the Zuiderzee Works. This newly created polder would connect the former island of Wieringen to the mainland. In addition, a new area of nearly 20,000 hectares became available for agricultural use.