Middag-Humsterland is one of the twenty National Landscapes in the Netherlands. The area is so special that it is been nominated for a place on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
The national landscapes in the Netherlands are typical Dutch landscapes and are characterized by a unique combination of nature, differences in heights, buildings and land use. Each National landscape tells the story of a specific Dutch landscape. The former medieval islands Middag and Humsterland are located north west of the city Groningen.
The landscape is characterized by the well-preserved archaeological-interesting mounds. A mound is an embanked piece of land where people used to live on. The curved shapes of the channels and parcels are reminders of the sea between the islands, which are now silted up.