Waterliniemuseum

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MaryT228
Singapore, Singapore285 contributions
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 of insight into Netherlands' military history
Written December 11, 2018
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DougNYCTraveller
New York City, NY17 contributions
Very interactive museum and spread out grounds to picnic.

Easy bicycle ride from Utrecht (actually rode a circuit of all these old forts in the area). This is really built for kids and I would say best age range is probably 5-14. It is really well laid out and a great experience. The 3-D sim parachuting was a blast even for this old guy.

A great visit, not expensive, well run by dedicated people who know their stuff and are very helpful in English.

Loved it.
Written December 1, 2019
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emarx
Amsterdam, The Netherlands120 contributions
The museum tells the story via interactive exhibits of how the Dutch have used water in order to defend their country against attack. The various exhibits are not only informative, but also entertaining. Last but not least, there is a simulator which takes you in a balloon above The Netherlands. It is not to be missed!
Written October 28, 2019
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FGG73
Walsall, UK14 contributions
Friends
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 the post war period. It is also housed within a fort. From my point of view, I welcomed the information in English. The highlight, even for an Oldie, was the Virtual Reality experience. Overall, well worth seeing.
Written August 21, 2018
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Alison L
55202571 contributions
Couples
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 waterline built by a series of engineers to repel invaders.
It does this through a mixture of friendly and engaging guides who spoke good English, to interactive games and 'talking statues‘ and even an immersive virtual reality experience.
The cafe was a bit bleak but served interesting teas and the cakes looked good.
All in all an excellent way to pass 2-3 hours, especially on a quiet day. I would not have liked to have queued for the exhibits.
Written October 2, 2017
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Katherine C
Combe Martin, UK84 contributions
Couples
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 of the other smaller lines. Different points of view are presented by talking models.
The staff were excellent, explaining how to register my wrist band for English and checking I was having a go at the interactive exhibits. I most certainly had a go ... this is not just for children, from drawing where I thought the line should be to a flying chair with vision goggles (a member is staff helps you set this up and you fly over the landscape - highlight for me). You may have to wait a few minutes for the interactive elements to become available to run them in English, if the museum is busy. All signs and interactive exhibits are in Dutch and good English.
There is also a really friendly bar and a cafe. Parking and lots of space nearby for picnics. We did not go into the fort, but you can do.
I am surprised there were not more people there as it is well worth a visit. Everything was working.
Written July 28, 2017
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Nino v
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Solo
Note that the correct address is Achterdijk 12, Maps might direct you to a hiking area by the same name. Signage is not very clear here, and parts are Dutch-only. Experience is enhanced by some nice technological installations.
Written June 20, 2021
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,723 contributions
The museum offers you an interactive journey of discovery through the New Dutch Waterline. It tells the story of water in its capacity played a big roll in defending the Netherlands between 1588 and 1940. A model of The New Dutch Waterline is an eye-catcher because you as a visitors can operate it themselves and observe how it works.
Written November 3, 2019
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AvalonSwallow
avalon27 contributions
Very interesting museum gives an idea what the waterline is all about, A few things should be looked at the display to show how the land was inundated was not working because the pump was out of order and had been for along time we were led to believe .One of the three seats in the interactive film display was out of order also for some time .When ordering two special beers only one came in the appropriate glass as they had run out .......???????
Written August 7, 2019
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cc1Canada
canada350 contributions
Couples
I wanted to learn about the Dutch Waterline. I had no idea the museum would be that good. Well curated, beautiful inviting method of telling the history and transformation of the waterline with a virtual reality flight over the current green heart the geography now holds for the country. Well worth your time. Also a beautiful new building well placed in a historic site without disrupting the history of the fort. Outstanding vision for those who approved, funded and delivered the museum to the citizens of today and the future.
Written June 23, 2019
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