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Watersnoodmuseum

Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5, 4305 RJ Ouwerkerk, The Netherlands
+31 111 644 382
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Amazing location inside four repurposed caissons

A beautiful and very moving museum with exhibits and films about the great flood of 1953. One of... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
B00Tee
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Stroud, United Kingdom
History of the catastrophic flood of 1953

This museum is actually built in the concrete caissons used to help seal a dike breach in 1953... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Will W
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charlotte nc
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Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5, 4305 RJ Ouwerkerk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

A beautiful and very moving museum with exhibits and films about the great flood of 1953. One of the films shows the caissons being manoevered into place to block the breach in the dyke where the north sea was pouring in after the flood. A...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

This museum is actually built in the concrete caissons used to help seal a dike breach in 1953. The large, hollow concrete boxes were originally part of the artificial harbor plans for Normandy during WWII but were re purposed to act as bulwarks of the...More

Thank Will W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The disaster in 1953 is being told with pictures, plans, objects, movies in a sober and engaging manner. Spend the whole day at the visit, there are so many interesting presentations and great opportunities for hiking.

Thank FjellLars
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This was on one of our day tours from our Viking River Cruise. Very informative place to understand the story of Water and the Netherlands, and some of the disasters, and successes, of living in a country where 40 % of the land is below...More

1  Thank Villagesre
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This was a very interesting and realistically informative museum about the tragic flooding which suddenly occurred both here and in England. Everything was gone so quickly but from this tragic event came a ingenious invention called The Delta Works so that this would not happen...More

Thank Jolene H
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Visiting this museum makes you silent with respect. The incredible power of the sea is documented, of course, but also the will of the people, not just to survive, but to rebuild their cities and villages. And, most of all, how this major disaster was...More

Thank mnoach
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Everyone should visit this museum, beautifull and very touching ! Even when you are not a fan of museums, like me, it is very very interesting . A MUST SEE when you visit Zeeland .

Thank HotelZierikzee
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The museum is housed in the 4 caissons used to stop the flow of water from the dyke break in the 1953 storm and flood. It was terrific and had explanations in both Dutch and English. If you go, be sure to watch the news...More

Thank ShackyWeesp
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the exhibits in the Caissons are of high quality. The introductory film is very moving and the format of the 4 caissons moving from the 1953 disaster to the rebuilding and preparations for the future works...More

Thank DutchIan
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Worthwhile to wander through the museum viewing artifacts and memorials of the 1953 flood. Well done! An educational experience

Thank Mary B
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