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“Good stop for Dutch history.”
Review of Watersnoodmuseum

Watersnoodmuseum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Ouwerkerk
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This was on one of our day tours from our Viking River Cruise. Very informative place to understand the story of Water and the Netherlands, and some of the disasters, and successes, of living in a country where 40 % of the land is below sea level ! A lot of information on the flood in 1953, where 1800 people perished, and all the work that goes on daily to make sure it never happens again.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This was a very interesting and realistically informative museum about the tragic flooding which suddenly occurred both here and in England. Everything was gone so quickly but from this tragic event came a ingenious invention called The Delta Works so that this would not happen again. The layout of the museum has a great flow and their gift shop is not to be missed. A must visit when in Zeeland.

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Visiting this museum makes you silent with respect. The incredible power of the sea is documented, of course, but also the will of the people, not just to survive, but to rebuild their cities and villages. And, most of all, how this major disaster was turned into an opportunity to develop Zeeland, one of the most thriving regions I know.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Everyone should visit this museum, beautifull and very touching ! Even when you are not a fan of museums, like me, it is very very interesting . A MUST SEE when you visit Zeeland .

Thank HotelZierikzee
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

The museum is housed in the 4 caissons used to stop the flow of water from the dyke break in the 1953 storm and flood. It was terrific and had explanations in both Dutch and English. If you go, be sure to watch the news reports -- they are unreal. My kids were amazed at the quality of the news reels :-)

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