Delta works Zeeland

Delta works Zeeland



Ouwerkerk - There is a saying "God created the earth, but the Dutch created The Netherlands". One thing is for sure, the Dutch people are proud on their dikes and polders and turning water into land. However, the history of the Dutch and their battle against the sea has a black page: The night of Saturday, January 31st - Sunday, February 1st in 1953.

A fatal combination of spring tide and northwest storm hit the coast of the province of Zeeland. The dikes could not hold the storm and during the night large areas flooded. People and animals drowned in the cold and rough water. Buildings were destroyed.

The Watersnoodmuseum in Ouwerkerk tells the story of the flood.

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    Adress and visitor information


    Address: Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5
    Postal code and City: 4305 RJ  Ouwerkerk
    Region: Schouwen-Duiveland
    Province/Region: Zeeland
    Web: Watersnoodmuseum
    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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