A little history
Peat was extracted here in the 14th and 15th centuries. In 1409, permission was given by the abbot of St Bernard's Abbey to dike the land north of the village of Hoeven. The excavation of Moer was also eventually forbidden and thus the Polder Hoevense Beemden was created. Because of its low position, the polder was especially suitable as hay land (also called; beemden) As farmers in the sandy areas did not have many beemden at their disposal, the hay could be traded there.