240 million cubic meters of sand have been dug up since 2008 to form the Maasvlakte 2, a new bit of reclaimed land at the entrance of the port of Rotterdam: to put things in perspective, it equals an area as big as Disneyland Paris or Schiphol Airport.
It will host chemical plants, distribution centres and container terminals. Since the new haven will be 20 meters deep, it will be able to harbour the mega container ships that will be used in the future.
At visitors centre of Future Land you can learn about the creation process, the future use and the environmental impact of the newborn land. There's even a film being projected on a water curtain!
Guided tours by mean of a ride on the Future Land Express are available and there's a seaside cafe' too.