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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.

Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5
4305 RJ Ouwerkerk

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology


Local Miscellaneous

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm


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...

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0 - 4 Free
5 - 11 €6.50
13 and over €12.00
CJP Pass €6.50
Museumkaart Valid
Rotterdam Pass Free
Donors Free
Friends of the museum Free

More admission


  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Parking


Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5, Ouwerkerk, The Netherlands


Permanent exhibitions


All exhibitions


Watersnoodmuseum has 2 ratings.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 May 27, 2017
(Review in Dutch)

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.

  Visited on Saturday, May 27, 2017

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