Map depicting area of flood control activities in the Southeast part of the Ijsselmeer lake in the Netherlands. Spectators watch as a dredge deposits mud spoils to form storm surge barriers in the lake. Aerial views of the dredging operations. An excursion boat takes passengers near for a closer look at the operations. Passengers seen in various costumes. Tug boats and sail boats near the dredging site. Crowd of workers and spectators stand near and upon the newly dredged mud spoils. View of dredge operator. Several persons cross newly formed bridge between two spoils hills. Aerial views of new storm surge barriers taking form. Numerous working boats, barges and a few pleasure boats seen from the air. Boats tied up at dock next to a dam building. Visitors inside the building looking at lock controls and other items of interest. Decorative murals on the walls. Reporters and photographers on a steel landing above seated group of spectators. Queen Beatrix, of the Netherlands, formally opens the new dam by moving levers forward on stage. View of turbine generator sets rotating and engine tappets moving. Aerial view of the entire storm surge barrier in place around Oostelijk,Flevoland and of new lands under cultivation.
Flood Control activities in the Netherlands. Dredges on barges seen at work. The spoils are deposited to create new land masses in the Southeastern portion of the IJsselmeer (Lake) which was created in the past by the damming off of the Zuiderzee, a shallow body of water, from the North Sea. Aerial views of the dredges at work. Views of new lands, dams and locks, part of the Delta Works projects. A building at a dam, with relief tablet inscribed "1956." Mural on a building showing farmer and fisherman shaking hands across the barriers. Views of dams and locks. Aerial views of dredges and spoils being deposited in barges.Map of the operations showing the Ijsselmeer lake and the constructions in and around the new land of Oostelijk, Flevoland.
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands visits Curacao in Dutch West Indies for a month. Her mother Queen Juliana bids farewell to Princess Beatrix. She flies to Curacao. A huge crowd greets her on the airport. The Governor and other leaders welcome her on the airport. Princess leaves in an open car and waves to people gathered to welcome her.
A new tunnel, the "Velsertunnel", constructed for public in Holland. In fact it are two combined tunnels, one for trains and one for cars. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands embarks a train which is to pass the new vehicular tunnel constructed under a shipping canal, the North Sea Channel, which connects Amsterdam with the North Sea. People crowd near the train. The train starts. The train on tracks. The train crosses the tunnel. People crowd for the opening ceremony of the tunnel. The Queen cuts a ribbon and opens the new vehicular tunnel for the public. The vehicles passing the tunnel. The flags of Holland on a building. The vehicles crossing the tunnel. A ship in the background.
Princess Margriet Francisca of the Netherlands to wed Commoner Pieter van Vollenhoven, Jr in Netherlands. The Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, Netherlands. Princess Margriet seated with Vollenhoven on a sofa along with her family. Queen of the Netherlands Juliana speaks to them. Princess Margriet and Commoner Pieter van. Princess Beatrix with her husband. A sculpture of the four princesses. The press photographers walk up to the palace. The Princess and Commoner come out of the palace. Men takes a picture. Princess Margriet and Commoner Pieter van stand together in a garden.
NATO assists Netherlands in flood relief operations. Netherlands troops work on dikes. View from inside a U.S. Air Force C-119 aircraft dropping relief supplies, including inflated rafts, over flood threatened areas of Netherlands. Netherlands troops dump material from a truck to reinforce dike. Troops and civilians work on dikes.