Hollandse Brug is a prime example of how repurposing former landfills can provide something useful to society. Three closed landfills have been combined and converted into a nature reserve and recreational park to form what is now the Hollandse Brug. By repurposing these sites, the project would provide a solution for what had become an overgrown and socially unsafe area. Two of the landfill sites were owned by Afvalzorg and one by the local authority. This project proves that different parties work together to create something quite stunningly beautiful.
Secondary construction materials in the redevelopment, and part of the income generated from this waste flow could be injected into regenerating the area, which now boasts an ecological wildlife corridor with walking, cycling and equestrian paths. There is even a golf course on top of the landfill, a 600 metre-long beach on the banks of the lake Gooimeer, a clubhouse, restaurant, and spa wellness centre.