The Dutch society for the preservation of nature (Natuurmonumenten) was founded in 1905 to stop Amsterdam turning the Naardermeer lake into a rubbish dump. The lake, now under threat from road construction, was its first purchase. Today, the organisation has a membership of over 900,000 and manages 95,000 hectares of land spread over 370 reserves. Its aim is to preserve nature, the landscape and related cultural heritage.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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