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Watersnoodmuseum

Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5, 4305 RJ Ouwerkerk, The Netherlands
+31 111 644 382
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Outstanding exhibition of a natural disaster!

Managing water has always been a challenge to man. On February 1st 1953 ,Nature really challenged... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2014
KillineyBay
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Dublin, Ireland
Emotional Portrayal of 1953 Flood

The Watersnoodmusuem is masterfully planned to escort the observer through the devastating reality... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2014
carriagehouse37
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Mystic, Connecticut
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Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5, 4305 RJ Ouwerkerk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

Managing water has always been a challenge to man. On February 1st 1953 ,Nature really challenged the Dutch nation. The flood wreaked havoc on the southern part of Holland, thousands of people died,were displaced not counting the hundreds of thousands of animals drowned and hundreds...More

Thank KillineyBay
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The Watersnoodmusuem is masterfully planned to escort the observer through the devastating reality of the February 1, 1953 flood that killed more than 1800 people. The museum is housed in four concrete caissons originally procured from Great Britain for use as an immediate barrier to...More

Thank carriagehouse37
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The devastation caused by the flooding was immense, but whereas elsewhere most things are also in English very little was accessible to non-Dutch speaking visitors - and the vast majority of visitors are non-Dutch speakers. There was one video which was subtitled and was very...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great museum focussed on the great flood of 1953. A lot of footage from that time gives a good overview of the magnitude of what happened and how the nation worked to take back the land they lost to the sea. Interactive for the kids...More

Thank IvesDB1973
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Our visit to this wonderful small museum was part of an onshore tour with Viking Cruise "Tulips and Windmills". The "buildings" that comprise the museum are actually concrete caissons used to repair the dike breaches after the 1953 flood, and make the experience more realistic...More

1  Thank 2travelgeeks
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Visiting this museum, which is also a memorial to the 18,000 victims of the devastating flood of 1953, is an emotional experience, perhaps especially for Americans who can relate it to the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The building itself is an ingenious...More

Thank IngridRPT
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best historical museums that I have ever had the privilege of visiting. It has been very sympathetically built in the actual caissons that were used to stop the flooding. It provides information interactively through newsreels, newspaper clippings and one of...More

Thank DvTh
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Really enjoyed our visit. The architecture of the place really makes it work. Lots of the exhibits are in English....but not all. The one fact that sticks in my mind was that in the aftermath of the disasterous flood...we the English sent jigsaws....... amongst useful...More

Thank Sheron B
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This museum is housed in all 4 caissons that were placed in 1953 at the largest breach of Duiveland's dykes. Originally, the museum started with a single exhibit in caisson #1, but in 2009 their collection had been expanded such that all 4 caissons had...More

1  Thank JWG_080353
Reviewed 17 April 2013

the museum is dedicated to the floods in February 1953. It gives a good overview of the disaster. The dyke broke and a huge portion of land was flooded. 1835 people and many thousands of cattle died. The museam gives information about the disaster, but...More

Thank RP-Netherlands
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