Sense of Place

How can you make the Wadden region even more beautiful? Former Oerol director Joop Mulder takes you along in his findings, with the best quality landscape art. Restore the characteristic Frisian terp or bring the Wadden to Leeuwarden; that is Sense of Place.​

The landscape in the North is unique. It has a rich history and beautiful nature. The Sense of Place projects make these unique treasures visible or even tangible to a large audience. Some art projects have already existed for a while and receive new attention through Sense of Place, others have been specially created for the project.

A special ribbon of more than 25 innovative, large-scale works of art and special landscape architecture will run along the entire Wadden Sea coast, from Den Helder to the Dollard.

Local residents
The local residents and entrepreneurs play a large role in realising the projects. They tell their stories, about how they live, what they experience. Their stories give the works extra appeal and meaning: a Sense of Place.

Joop Mulder and fifty organisations
Sense of Place is an initiative by Joop Mulder, founder and former director of Oerol. More than fifty organisations have been working on the project, from nature and landscape organisations to welfare organisations and government bodies. Together they will achieve a special route along the Wadden Sea coast that shows tourists the beauty of the area and breathes new life into the North.

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