Watersnoodmuseum and its collection


The Watersnood Museum is housed in four caissons used for closing the last gap in the dike. The museum illustrates the flood of February 1, 1953, and what happened afterwards. More than 1,800 people drowned during the flood. The concrete boats are sixty feet long, twenty feet wide and twenty feet high. In the first caisson the story of the disaster is told. The second caisson focusses on the people who died. In caisson 3 the reconstructions after the flood are illustrated and in caisson 4, life with water in the future is discussed.

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Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5
4305 RJ Ouwerkerk

Visitor information Watersnoodmuseum

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Open on Boxing Day (December 26th), Closed on New Years Day.

November - March:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Woensdag: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00


0 – 4Free
5 – 11€6.50
CJP Pass€6.50
Rotterdam PassFree
Friends of the museumFree


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5, Ouwerkerk

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Watersnoodmuseum Reviews

Watersnoodmuseum has 2 ratings.

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    Daniella • 27 May 2017

    Positief verrast :)

    Goed verzorgd museum. Gevarieerd van oud (foto's en journaals) naar modern 2 virtual realitie brillen.

    Is geschiedenis wat bij Nederland hoort. Want er zijn veel meer overstromingen door heel Nederland geweest.

    Eigenlijk iedereen uit Zeeland en omgeving een keertje langs. Goed te combineren met een ander leuk uitje.

    Schone wc en goed klein restaurant.

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    Visited on 27 May 2017

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