Batavialand has over 6,000 friends. All of them are people who want to help tell the impressive story of Flevoland and the national Dutch story of living on the boundary between land and water. But equally important to them is maintaining the Batavia and ensuring that historical wooden ships continue to be built. These activities do not just shed light on our maritime history, but our work experience positions also offer opportunities to groups far removed from the labour market. Batavialand thus has an important social role. Batavialand relies on the support of individuals, companies and funds to be able to keep telling the national story of living between water and land, organising unique exhibitions and developing in-depth educational programmes.