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Watersnoodmuseum

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Interesting and Poignant

I concur with most of the reviews. This is a highly captivating museum, well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2015
Peter F
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Bowen Island, Canada
Interesting to see how they did the repairs.

This is a flood museum that tells the tale of the flood that happened in the night of February 1... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2015
Donald I
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

I concur with most of the reviews. This is a highly captivating museum, well laid out and illustrated. The most arresting feature are the moving, projected names of all the deceased from the flood onto what looks like an incoming tide. An excellent memorial. What...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This is a flood museum that tells the tale of the flood that happened in the night of February 1, 1953. It is inside the caissons that were used to repair the dike. Caisson 1 gives the facts of the flood, caisson 2 tells of...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2015

Spent a few hours in the museum and, though I already knew quite a bit about the disaster, was very moved by the film clips and extra bits of (so far to me unknown) information. Very well laid out and absolutely worth a visit, if...More

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The second stop of our tour was at the Works Museum. Our guide, Hans, told us of his family in the 1953 floods. He was 12. His older brothers had been out celebrating his oldest's 20th birthday. So T 1.30am they were still in the...More

Thank Incartek
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

The Watersnoodmuseum is definitely worth a visit. Exhibitions are also in English! The museum tells the story of the 1953 disaster when this part of The Netherlands was flooded. Hundreds of inhabitants lost their lives. Afterwards, the Dutch developed the so-called Delta Plan and improved...More

1  Thank Erik1964
Reviewed 3 November 2014

One of the most touching depictions of a tragic historic event. The museum is modern and interactive but you get a sense of deep loss and are taken along on the journey of 1953. I valued the interviews with survivors and original news footage that...More

Thank Rainbowsend1
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

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