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The Zuidplaspolder in Moordrecht
1850 map of the Zuidplaspolder

The Zuidplaspolder is a polder in the western Netherlands, located northeast of Rotterdam.[1] It reaches a depth of 7.0 metres (23.0 ft) under the mean sea level.[2] This makes it, along with Lammefjord in Denmark, the lowest point of Western Europe and the European Union.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Geschiedenis van Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel". Erfgoedhuis Zuid-Holland. 
  2. ^ "The World Factbook - ELEVATION EXTREMES". cia.gov. 

Coordinates: 52°01′12″N 4°36′53″E / 52.02°N 4.614722°E / 52.02; 4.614722