The Watersnoodmuseum

The Watersnoodmuseum (flood museum) takes you on a journey to discover the extraordinary stories of ordinary people about their experiences with water: the disastrous flood of 1953, the rebuilding homes and lives and the floods that still happen around the world nowadays. We do this with moving stories, around 20.000 impressive photographs and original video footage. Children can become ‘ambassadors of water’ by participating in the treasure hunt and teenagers are challenged to complete exciting games. In the area surrounding the museum there is also plenty to do and see! The beautiful and unique landscape around Ouwerkerk, with its creeks and inlets formed by the Flood, offers various routes for walks. The Oosterschelde is also nearby and when the sea is at low tide, you can collect oysters and sea shells. We look forward to welcoming you at the Museum!