Drowned city of Reimerswaal
A well-known example of a drowned settlement is the drowned town of Reimerswaal. Reimerswaal was long ago the 2nd largest town in Zeeland. The inhabitants lived mainly from madder cultivation, wool industry and salt extraction. During the storm floods of 1555 and 1557, large parts of the town disappeared. In 1537, the city was burned down by the Beggars because the city council had sided with the Spanish. In the early 18th century, the last parts disappeared in the waves. At very low tide, the remnants of the city walls still surface. Meanwhile, Reimerswaal is an archaeological national monument.