That high?! Zaltbommel water statue

Netherlands high water

Netherlands high water

Zaltbommel

Netherlands high water

Zaltbommel - The river water is low. The Waal has shrunk into a small 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.

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    Adress and visitor information

    That high?! Zaltbommel water statue

    Address: Waalkade
    Postal code and City: 5301 CH  Zaltbommel
    Region: Betuwe
    Province/Region: Gelderland

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    Please check opening times & admission charges before visiting.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.


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