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Watersnoodmuseum

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Our second visit

We visited two years ago, and was told there’s a new 180deg cinema. A brilliant museum housed in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nigel E
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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The power of water

The story's this museum contents are impressive. Story's about loss and survival. The way they have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hetdijkhuisje
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Zwaag, The Netherlands
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Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5, 4305 RJ Ouwerkerk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited two years ago, and was told there’s a new 180deg cinema. A brilliant museum housed in caissons the British built and floated over to plug the holes in the dykes caused by the 1953 floods. Very interesting with a nice tea room and...More

Thank Nigel E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story's this museum contents are impressive. Story's about loss and survival. The way they have build the storm surge barrier to avoid another disaster. The quiz, the virtual reality tour and other things you could do were very interesting for kids and grown ups....More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was an excellent account of the North Sea storm which led to the deaths of many people in Holland and the North Sea. It gave the background story to the communities affected by the breaking of the dykes and followed with details of the...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Close to Zeeland-brug at Zierikzee side located. Museum provides a detailed, impressive account of the 1953 flood disaster and the implementation of the Deltaworks thereafter . Towards the end of the exhibition the attention is then directed to water as a continuing threat - especially...More

2  Thank NLxpat
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This place tells a story of actual events leading up to a horrendous disaster in the mid 1900's. The 'buildings' which house the museum are the actual structures which were given to the Netherlands by England in order to rebuild the dam destroyed by the...More

1  Thank 2Birdsfishnfrogs
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Allthough our family was stricken by the “Watersnood” I never found the courage to visit this museum. After 65 years I was ready for memory lane. But I should have visited this place years earlier! It brought back memories which was good for me but...More

2  Thank Hochis
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This museum gives good details accounts of the great 1953 North Sea Flood. The exhibits includes the whole event plus the recovery of the whole affected region. Very informative and interesting. The view is great and far - check out the platform outside

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We visited this museum n a Monday.For some reason, some visitors received an audio tour device, but we received just a map. We found that a lot of the multimedia parts were not working, or even missing essential parts. Nice restaurant for small bites is...More

Thank koekeloer
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The breakthrough of the dykes protecting the Islands of Zee-land against storms in 1953 remains a historic event the inhabitants will always remember! In four caissons used to close the last opening in the dyke a beautiful museum was created. The names of those who...More

Thank Salamaoegst
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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