The highest mound (or 'terp') of the Netherlands: Hegebeintum, 8,8 meter above Normalnull © Erica Schaafsma / Kerimafotografie

Mounds and artificial hills

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Man-made hills that rise above the highest flood level can serve as a residence or as a refuge during a flood.

These raised areas are also suitable for protecting vulnerable functions such as utilities, emergency services and hospitals.

Mound or 'terp' © atelier GROENBLAUW