In 1969 the Lauwers Sea (Lauwerszee), a small sea, was shut off from the Wadden Sea by a dam.
Today it is called Lauwersmeer (Lake Lauwersmeer) and it is situated in between the two northern provinces of Friesland and Groningen.
It is a National Park and a good place for bird watching.
Also east of the Lauwersmeer National Park is a military training ground.
This monument by Onco Tattje (1943-2017) is in a dike built just between the national park and the military area.
It is a monument for the whole Lauwersmeer project and the refurbishment of the whole area, which took quite a few years.
It is quite impressive as a land art monument. A densely populated country, the Netherlands is not a very obvious place for land art.
As such this is, although not very well known, a very successful example in the north.
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