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the 1953 disaster bruoght alive

This museum shows very well the disaster of 1/2/1953 and the protective measurements the Dutch took... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dany T
Edegem, Belgium
Educational and Sad

Declared by the Dutch government as the Flood Museum in Ouwerkerk as “National Knowledge and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum shows very well the disaster of 1/2/1953 and the protective measurements the Dutch took since then to avoid a repetition. Overwhelming testimonies of this very sad period. Intereting relica. A must see!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dany T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Declared by the Dutch government as the Flood Museum in Ouwerkerk as “National Knowledge and Remembrance Centre Flood Disaster 1953”. I was barely out of the womb by then but this is the first I heard about this terrible disaster that resulted in 1836 fatalities....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

We stopped at Watersnoodmusuem during a tour of Belgium and Holland and was totally spellbinded by the story of the Flood of 1953. Equally amazed on how the Dutch used a product(caissons) of WW2 to control the damage until a better solution was made. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

That was a very nice culture educational visiting. My daughter learn the important history and the future for this kind water functional knowledge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny v
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We have just spent a long weekend visiting Zeeland. We went to this museum because it has had very good reviews on tripadvisor. They are well deserved. It was a very interesting experience. Easy to use, point and play handheld devices enabled us to listen...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This museum is all about the storm in 1953 that took 1835+1 lives and change the way the Dutch managed flooding. The structures them selves are an amazing feature. The museum is housed in four large concrete structures (caissons) which were sunk to block the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited two years ago, and was told there’s a new 180deg cinema. A brilliant museum housed in caissons the British built and floated over to plug the holes in the dykes caused by the 1953 floods. Very interesting with a nice tea room and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The story's this museum contents are impressive. Story's about loss and survival. The way they have build the storm surge barrier to avoid another disaster. The quiz, the virtual reality tour and other things you could do were very interesting for kids and grown ups....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hetdijkhuisje
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was an excellent account of the North Sea storm which led to the deaths of many people in Holland and the North Sea. It gave the background story to the communities affected by the breaking of the dykes and followed with details of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Close to Zeeland-brug at Zierikzee side located. Museum provides a detailed, impressive account of the 1953 flood disaster and the implementation of the Deltaworks thereafter . Towards the end of the exhibition the attention is then directed to water as a continuing threat - especially...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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