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Waterliniemuseum

Marsdijk 2, 3981 HE Bunnik, The Netherlands
+31 30 656 5285
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How the Dutch used water to defend themselves

This is a unique experience to find out how the Dutch use their biggest foe, the ever present... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
APM2582
,
The Hague, The Netherlands
Surprisingly interesting

We had a spare morning before we flew home so decided to visit this museum with very low... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Alison L
,
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Marsdijk 2, 3981 HE Bunnik, The Netherlands
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+31 30 656 5285
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a unique experience to find out how the Dutch use their biggest foe, the ever present water, to their benefit to defend themselves against invaders. It worked fro several centuries, until planes were invented...

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had a spare morning before we flew home so decided to visit this museum with very low expectations. We had to take a taxi, which was just as well as you wouldn’t just come across it by accident. It tells the story of the...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Before visiting this museum , I knew very little about how the Dutch had manipulated water as an invincible defence system. The museum is situated in a beautiful nature reserve and has been recently designed telling this fascinating story in Dutch history interactively ( in...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to know more about how the water line helped to protect the Netherlands and this museum delivers. It explains the near forgotten plans from the C16, the old line, the new post 1813, which was operational until after WW2, as well as some...More

Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sorry but this was definitely not worth the time, effort or money. It's an interactive museum but at least half of the displays did not work. There seems to be an outdoor feature which also wasn't operational. When I commented at the front desk, the...More

Thank Monique S
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Management response:Responded 6 March 2017

Hello Monique, we're sorry you didn't like your visit at the museum. This isn't the respons we're used to and it's not what we are aiming for. The last week we experienced some trouble with our displays and attractions which are fixed now. Sadly the...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a new, very light and pleasant museum in an old fortification, showing how the Dutch defence system with inundation worked. With nice interactive exhibits including a VR exhibit you gat a good impression of the system.

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

The Dutch always had an ambivalent relationship with water. There are several museums on this topic in The Netherlands. However, the new Waterliniemuseum focusses on the way water was used as a defensive system, mostly against enemies coming from the east. The museum was opened...More

Thank Erik1964
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