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An unknown aspect of Dutch history .

I know a little about Dutch history but this was an unknown to me. The Warterlinie was the Dutch... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Walsall, United Kingdom
Interesting historical museum

The Dutch always had an ambivalent relationship with water. There are several museums on this topic... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
Overloon, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum concerns Netherlands' history of using water engineering as a defensive mechanism, and it is presented in really innovative ways - interactive exhibitions and state of the art 4D movies all housed in a beautiful modern architecture masterpiece. The museum gave me a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaryT228
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I know a little about Dutch history but this was an unknown to me. The Warterlinie was the Dutch Maginot line with the addition of water defences. The Museum is very interesting and covers the period from the 1680s when the defences were built until...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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...

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank APM2582
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Alison L
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SusanvanBlanken
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Katherine C
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Monique S
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

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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank geertv516
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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Erik1964
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