Vijftig jaren

Film made on the occasion of Queen Wilhelmina’s Golden Jubilee. Five episodes sketch out what life was like in the Netherlands during Queen Wilhelmina’s 50-year reign.

De Wieringermeer - juli 1948

Images of the recovery of the Wieringermeer polder after the Second World War.

Images of the Wieringermeer polder and its villages Middenmeer, Slootdorp and particularly Wieringerwerf. The film revolves around the aftermath of the flood of 1945, when retreating German troops had blown up parts of the Wieringermeer dyke.


Images of land reclamation and the subsequent cultivation of the new polder land, for the purpose of increasing the area of arable land in the Netherlands. The harvesting of various crops is shown.