Riff Land Art

Riff between Biddinghuizen and Dronten

Riff between Biddinghuizen and Dronten


A spectacular reef between Biddinghuizen and Dronten

Biddinghuizen - A termite mound on stilts? A large clod from Africa? Perhaps a fragment of a colossal meteorite? A rock in the polder? None of that. It is a print of the bottom. It is a reef between Biddinghuizen and Dronten. This is Riff in Flevoland. Land-Art Riff, PD #18245 by Bob Gramsma.

The Reef of Biddinghuizen

On June 14, 1918, the Zuiderzee Act was passed so that the Flevopolder could be constructed. 100 years later Bob Gramsma designs the monument Riff, PD#18245. It is a huge lump of clay soil, lifted from a former agricultural plot near Dronten.

How was Riff created?

Riff is actually an imprint in the soil. A mound of 15,000 cubic meters of Zuiderzee gravel was poured over three pile foundations. A cavity was then dug in this and lined with a layer of shotcrete. This was covered with a smooth finish and a staircase, after which the mound was then excavated to ground level. What remained was Riff, constructed with soil from the Zuiderzee.

Riff Land Art photo gallery

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    Adress and visitor information

    Riff Land Art

    Address: Bremerbergdijk 10
    Postal code and City: 8256 RD  Biddinghuizen
    Province/Region: Flevoland

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



    Full moon

    Why that name Riff, PD#18245?

    The name of the Riff Land-Art artwork sounds somewhat cryptic. Bob Gramsma, the artist, explains as follows: Riff is the English name for a reef, a rock under water. PD stands for Public Domain and the number is made up of 18, for the year construction started, and 245 because this is the artist's 245th work.

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