A resilient future for the Vistula Delta landscape

Żuławy Wislane in the delta of Vistula in northern Poland is a region unlike any other in the country; this unique landscape, with its extensive network of canals, dikes and other elements of water infrastructure, was initially created by Dutch Mennonites that migrated to this region in the 16th Century for its religious freedom. 

Marcel Andrzejczak researched the historical connection between the Vistula Delta landscape and the Netherlands as well as the unique hydrotechnical heritage that exists there today which is to a great extent a result of this connection. What is the current state of this landscape and what is its potential for the future?

This report presents the results of Marcel’s study during his 5-month long internship at the RCE in 2021. Marcel is a (dual) Masters student of Heritage and Memory Studies at the University of Amsterdam.


Author: Marcel Andrzejczak
Editing: Jean-Paul Corten
Photo’s: Author, unless mentioned diferently
Design and print: Xerox/Osage, the Netherlands
Photo cover: Chlodniewo pump station, photo: Marcel Andrzejczak

© Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Amersfoort 2022