We are open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plan your visit

Order your online tickets for a visit

Method: choose the number of tickets and a time block (09:45 to 10:15, 10:15 to 10:45 etc.) on which you want to arrive. Pay online and receive your ticket (s) by email. Within that time block, you must register at the entrance desk with the tickets printed or on your mobile phone. You can enter after scanning your ticket. There is a limit on the number of people allowed per time block, so be on time. Reservations are also required with the Museum Card, BankGiro Lottery VIP Card, Friends Pass and Rotterdampas. You can then scan your ticket and card upon entering.

Visit the museum

We're open on every day: 10.00 - 17.00

Planning your visit

97.000 visitors in 2019, rated with an 8,8 based on Google maps and Tripadvisor!

Stories about water

This museum is all about the extraordinary stories of ordinary people about their experiences with water.Stories about the disaster in ’53, stories about rebuilding, stories about the Delta Works.Told by the people who have experienced it.

Inside the museum

The flood museum is located in four caissons that were used in 1953 to close the final gap in the dyke. Walking into the museum is like walking into the history of water from 1953 up until now. Discover what the museum can teach you about water and water safety.

The flood

The Netherlands have had to deal with many floods over the past 2000 years. This can be deducted from the name ‘Nederland’, as ‘neder’ in Dutch means ‘low’. Whenever there was a storm that caused a considerable rise in sea water levels which damaged the sea defences, the low lands were flooded.

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Delta works

The Delta plan is one of the most revolutionary civil engineering projects in the world. During the implementation of the Delta Works (1953-1997), many innovative techniques and materials were used.

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Books, movies and more

In the webshop you will find books, movies, educational material and other items that tell you everything about the flood of '53 and water safety in The Netherlands.

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