Dike Guard house and river floodplains.
The hamlet of Sluis is situated near the South Holland city Ameide in a wonderful countryside.
Gently rolling fields and meadows, reedbeds, marsh and forest form a varied landscape.
High on the dike is a historic dike guard housing of the "five gentlemen countries" with an ancient watercourse of 1373.
This waterway turned into a tree and reed-lined creek.
On the estate of the dike guard house are historical constructions such as a water height measuring stone and an ancient swirling with stone quay.
The water of the river and creek is in constant motion through 1 to 1.5 meters high and low tidal waves. The banks of the river are formed by numerous sandy beaches.
Ameide is located in the center of the Old Dutch Water Defenceline and
in Sluis was an important defense work, a fortified entrenchment that was part of the water defenceline. This fortification was in 1672 overrun by a night attack of the French troops and Ameide was looted and burned.
A small piece of the fortification has been reconstructed in Sluis.
Culture, nature, history and landscape in the countryside form a harmonious ensemble.
Management and Friends Membership
The management of the estate rests with the foundation Sluiserwaard.
The aim is preservation of rich scenic beauty, nature, culture and historical heritage.
The Sluiserwaard is privately owned by M. Krever.
The historic dike monitoring house was purchased in 2003 and extensively renovated in the following years. In that time, various plots of undeveloped reed land were also purchased and transformed into a continuous special natural landscape in which a multitude of rare plants and animals now occur.