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That high?! Zaltbommel water statue

Netherlands high water

The river water is low. The Waal has shrunk into a river. It is therefore a warm day at the end of a long dry period in the summer. It has not rained in the river basin for some time. Yet it can also be completely different ...

Boy in his swimsuit

At Zaltbommel there is a statue of 4 meters high in the floodplains of the Waal. It's a boy in his swimming trunks. He holds up his left hand to indicate how high the river water can get before the people from Bommel get just as wet as the little guy himself. When the hand is reached, the water is up to the top of the quay wall. This is 8.87 meters above N.A.P. And sometimes the water gets almost that high. In 1861 the river reached 7.61 meters and in 1995 it was also extremely high, about 7.43 meters above N.A.P.
The sculpture was made by artist Marcel Smink.

That high?! Zaltbommel water statue Photo Gallery

A twin brother of the floodplains statue stands on the Waalboulevard
A twin brother of the floodplains statue stands on the Waalboulevard
Zaltbommel
Zaltbommel
The Waalboulevard of Zaltbommel with the Martinus Nijhoff Bridge opened in 1996 in the background
The Waalboulevard of Zaltbommel with the Martinus Nijhoff Bridge opened in 1996 in the background
Water at the dyke near herwijnen
Water at the dyke near herwijnen
Netherlands high water
Netherlands high water

Adress and visitor information

That high?! Zaltbommel water statue

Address: Waalkade
Postal code and city: 5301 CH  Zaltbommel
Province: Gelderland
Additional information: Please check opening times & admission charges before visiting.


Let op: The location on the map is an indication. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route

Sunrise:
07:37

Sunset:
19:22

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